Emotional Rush Limbaugh thanks listeners for their support as he battles cancer in the final broadcast of 2020
Rush Limbaugh thanked his listeners for their support when he talked about his battle with terminal cancer on his last radio show of the year.
“I wasn’t expected to be alive today,” said the conservative radio icon. ‘I wasn’t expected to make it until October, and then November, and then December. And yet, here I am, and today I have some problems, but I feel pretty good today. ‘
“My point in all of this today is gratitude,” said Limbaugh of the abundance of support he felt. “My point in all of this is to say thank you and tell everyone involved how much I love you from the bottom of a vast and growing and still beating heart.”
Limbaugh also thanked his wife Kathryn Adams for her support during his struggle. The radio host has been married to Kathryn, his fourth wife, since 2010.
“So many people put me first,” added Limbaugh, referring to Lou Gehrig, who famously referred to himself as “the happiest man” in his battle with ALS.
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Rush Limbaugh thanked listeners for their support on his last radio show of 2020
Limbaugh announced his cancer diagnosis in February after hearing about it in January.
Limbaugh was diagnosed with stage IV advanced lung cancer and said in October that treatments had stopped working, meaning he would die.
But despite his health concerns, he has continued to host his radio show that has been listed in the national syndication since 1988. He missed several shows for treatment in October.
On his last show of 2020, he added, “ I can’t be self-centered about it when that’s the tendency when you’re told you have a due date.
You have an expiration date. A lot of people never get to hear that, so they don’t see life that way. ‘
Limbaugh has been battling stage IV lung cancer since January and announced it in February. He is depicted in the State of the Union speech in February, where he was recognized by President Trump
The conservative radio icon announced in October that the cancer is terminal
Limbaugh, 69, has not revealed how much time he expects to have.
In May, he said he was in the third stage of his lung cancer treatment and it “kicked his a **.” At the time, he said his energy was so depleted that he couldn’t walk five steps without ‘stopping and sitting down’.
And in October, he said he can no longer deny that he is under a ‘death sentence’ and that his cancer is showing signs of progression.
Limbaugh has been one of President Trump’s most ardent supporters.
The day after he revealed he had cancer, Trump invited him as a guest to his State of the Union – where he awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
In October, Limbaugh hosted a virtual meeting with Trump while the president was recovering from the coronavirus.
Limbaugh thanked his wife Kathryn Adams for being by his side during his health struggle
Limbaugh, 69, received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in February
But earlier this month, he said Trump supporters seeking to reverse the election results look like “ lunatics, ” as he urged the president, while time was running out, to launch a highly organized and efficient campaign to provide evidence of his allegations of voter fraud.
“As a conservative, it’s getting harder not to look like crazy,” he told his listeners.
Days later, he predicted that some states would soon break away from the rest of the US and declare their independence, creating the same conditions that led to the American Civil War.
He said, ‘I actually think – and I’ve referred to this, I’ve alluded to this a few times because I’ve seen others refer to this – I actually think we tend towards separation.
‘I see more and more people asking what on earth do we have in common with the people who live in New York, for example? What is it that makes us believe there are enough of us to even stand a chance of winning New York? Especially when you talk about votes. ‘
Limbaugh has received a slew of awards over his decades-long career.
He is a five-time winner of the National Association of Broadcasters’ Marconi Award for “ Excellence in Syndicated and Network Broadcasting, ” he is also a New York Times # 1 best-selling author and a member of the Radio Hall of Fame and National Association of Broadcasters of Fame.
LUNG CANCER AND ITS TREATMENTS
Lung cancer is one of the most common and serious cancers.
There are usually no signs or symptoms in the early stages of lung cancer, but many people with the condition eventually develop symptoms, including:
– a persistent cough
– coughing up blood
– persistent shortness of breath
unexplained tiredness and weight loss
– pain or pain when breathing or coughing
You should see a doctor if you have these symptoms.
Types of lung cancer
There are two main types of primary lung cancer.
These are classified according to the type of cells in which the cancer begins to grow.
– Non-small cell lung cancer. The most common form, accounting for more than 87 percent of cases.
– It can be one of three types: squamous cell carcinoma, adenocarcinoma or large cell carcinoma.
– Small cell lung cancer – a less common form that usually spreads faster than non-small cell lung cancer.
– The type of lung cancer you have determines which treatments are recommended.
Who is affected
Lung cancer mainly affects older people. It rarely occurs in people under the age of 40.
More than four in ten people with lung cancer in the UK are 75 and older.
While people who have never smoked can get lung cancer, smoking is the most common cause (accounting for about 72 percent of cases).
This is because a number of different toxic substances are regularly inhaled when smoking.
Treat lung cancer
Treatment depends on the type of mutation the cancer has, how far it has spread, and how good your general health is.
If the condition is diagnosed early and the cancer cells are confined to a small area, surgery may be recommended to remove the affected portion of the lung.
If surgery is not appropriate due to your general health, radiotherapy may be recommended instead to destroy the cancer cells.
If the cancer has spread too far for surgery or radiotherapy to be effective, chemotherapy is usually used.
There are also a number of drugs known as targeted therapies.
They target a specific change in or around the cancer cells that helps them grow.
Targeted therapies cannot cure lung cancer, but they can slow its spread.