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#1 Parker Hageman

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 01:11 PM

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 01:15 PM

Good luck, and a full and speedy recovery, Mr. Ryan.

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 01:17 PM

Wishing him the best. Squamous cell carcinoma ( the mildest non evasive form of skin cancer) is very treatable in early stages and just takes surgery.

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 01:24 PM

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Get healthy soon, TR!

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 01:26 PM

Best wishes, Mr. Ryan

Hope to see you, with a BIG hat and heavy sunscreen, back in the stands soon!

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 01:31 PM

Agreed...best wishes and get well soon!

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 01:40 PM

Best wishes, Mr. Ryan

Hope to see you, with a BIG hat and heavy sunscreen, back in the stands soon!


Best to TR

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 01:46 PM

Basal cell carcinomas are the mildest and most common form of skin cancers. Squamous cell carcinomas can be more aggresive and metastasis. It's unclear from the press release if the squamous cell carcinoma originated in the skin (they can also arise in mouth, throat, and other body areas lined by squamous cells like the chest, bladder, etc). It says lump in the neck. It may have been a lymph node. So, he may be getting further work up from Oncology for the primary lesion (they imply it is localized-confined to the neck) and possible need for further treatment like radiation and/or chemotherapy.
I wish him a full speedy recovery.

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 01:48 PM

I just read this more carefully and also what he said about the " lump". This does not sound like the squamous cell carcinoma skin cancer ( treatment usually an outpatient procedure and you are done ) but throat cancer (also squamous cells) which can have a good prognosis if it is early enough and the lymph nodes are clean (and they seem to be). But treatment is more involved. Thus the time off. Darn. Hope it is all gone soon and he is cancer free...

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 01:51 PM

Wow. I'm shocked and saddened by this news. Really the only thing on Everyone's mind is the health for You Mr. Ryan. Health and Family come first. Baseball is a distant second.

Get Well TR! Thank goodness it is confined to the neck!

From my family Thoughts and prayers you're way.

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 01:54 PM

While we differe on how to handle the Twins....I will pray for you and your family Terry,
wishing you a fast and complete recovery....dios te bendiga(god bless you)

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 02:04 PM

Let's ease up on the amateur medical diagnoses and leave that to the real doctors. K?

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 02:14 PM

Best wishes, Mr. Ryan. Here's wishing a speedy recovery.

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 02:18 PM

Many of us have had similar skin cancer problems and are capable of providing a better diagnosis than the guys who gave us "bilateral leg weakness". So, I have no problem with amateur medical diagnosis. Good luck Terry, this shouldn't be a problem, but make sure you go get checked out once a year. It's a common problem with us fair-skinned caucasions who never used sun screen as kids.

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 02:18 PM

Good luck Mr. Ryan.

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 02:29 PM

Wishing here for a full recovery and quickest possible return to the ballpark.

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 02:32 PM

Let's ease up on the amateur medical diagnoses and leave that to the real doctors. K?

A million times this. It provides nothing of value to the discussion.
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Posted 10 February 2014 - 02:41 PM

No jokes about the Twins medical staff either! (Hope this doesn't count as such a joke :) )

Glad it was detected and is being treated quickly. As long as he's been around the game, it's easy to forget that TR is only 60 years old! By all rights, he should have a lot of years left, both for the Twins and for his family. Best wishes to all of them through this process!

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 02:50 PM

Let's ease up on the amateur medical diagnoses and leave that to the real doctors. K?

We need Dr. Stat, STAT!

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 02:59 PM

We need Dr. Stat, STAT!


He is too busy with his other habit apparently.

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Edited by SpiritofVodkaDave, 10 February 2014 - 03:15 PM.

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 03:00 PM

Wow, why so snippy, I apologize for my comments if they bothered anyone. I'm a dermatologist and deal with squamous cell carcinoma of the skin everyday. I was just noting that it seemed like more than just a localized skin cancer to have Oncology and Mayo Clinic involved and have press release. I'll leave my commenting to my amatuer baseball knowledge.

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 03:04 PM

Wow, why so snippy, I apologize for my comments if they bothered anyone. I'm a dermatologist and deal with squamous cell carcinoma of the skin everyday. I was just noting that it seemed like more than just a localized skin cancer to have Oncology and Mayo Clinic involved and have press release. I'll leave my commenting to my amatuer baseball knowledge.


Believe me, I don't think Nick's comment (or mine) were directed towards you (since you know what you are talking about) it's the armchair Doctors who often come out of the woodworks.
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Posted 10 February 2014 - 03:08 PM

Get well soon, Terry.

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 03:36 PM


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Posted 10 February 2014 - 03:37 PM


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Posted 10 February 2014 - 04:12 PM

Wow, why so snippy, I apologize for my comments if they bothered anyone. I'm a dermatologist and deal with squamous cell carcinoma of the skin everyday. I was just noting that it seemed like more than just a localized skin cancer to have Oncology and Mayo Clinic involved and have press release. I'll leave my commenting to my amatuer baseball knowledge.


Sorry, didn't mean to be snippy. We just want to be very careful about having people form medical conclusions based on a 4-paragraph press release, especially with a sensitive matter such as this.

And yes, the comment wasn't really directed at you.

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 04:20 PM

Basal cell carcinomas are the mildest and most common form of skin cancers. Squamous cell carcinomas can be more aggresive and metastasis. It's unclear from the press release if the squamous cell carcinoma originated in the skin (they can also arise in mouth, throat, and other body areas lined by squamous cells like the chest, bladder, etc). It says lump in the neck. It may have been a lymph node. So, he may be getting further work up from Oncology for the primary lesion (they imply it is localized-confined to the neck) and possible need for further treatment like radiation and/or chemotherapy.
I wish him a full speedy recovery.


Based on Bollinger's tweets, it looks like your interpretive comments were right on. I just wish I had known you were a dermatologist when I first read them.

Thanks for the info.

Edited by JB_Iowa, 10 February 2014 - 04:24 PM.


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Posted 10 February 2014 - 04:33 PM

Sincere Best Wishes to the GM of my baseball Team. I'm Hoping someone is looking out for Terry Ryan in whatever lies ahead.
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Posted 10 February 2014 - 05:12 PM

That's fine, if you've read my other comments in the past, you know I don't have anything intelligent to contribute, so it was an opportunity to give some insight.
Anyway, we all wish Mr. Ryan the best.

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 05:24 PM

That's fine, if you've read my other comments in the past, you know I don't have anything intelligent to contribute, so it was an opportunity to give some insight.
Anyway, we all wish Mr. Ryan the best.


Yeah, apologies again. Wasn't directed at you at all. Things have just gone off the rails in the past when health is involved and everyone seems to become a doctor(thus drowning out the real doctors like you who can contribute quality posts)