Pray for Tony Snow and his family
Presidential spokesman Tony Snow, who was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2005, has had a cancerous growth removed from near his liver today.
This disease is truly a silent threat. Colon cancer often metastasizes to the liver. Both my mother and my father had colon cancer. My grandmother had colon cancer. Some of my great-aunts and great-uncles had colon cancer. My father passed away from metstasized colon cancer last year, and it had spread to his liver and lungs. By the time we found out, it was too late to do anything. Mr. Snow has been much more proactive, and that is a true blessing.
Mr. Snow and his wife, Jill, have three children between the ages of 11 and 14.
Mr. Snow has always been a class act when it comes to fighting this disease. I am sure that his strength of will will help him carry through this latest development.
For those of us with a family history of this disease, we must obtain a colonoscopy starting when we are forty. I've already had one-- and it is NOT a horrible ordeal. Modern medicine has made this procedure incredibly safe and pain-free. Those without a family history should get colonoscopies starting when they are fifty. A colonoscopy provides peace of mind that is worth far more than any momentary inconveniences.
No matter what your political affiliation, I bid your prayers for Tony Snow and his family, and ask that you keep him in your heart.