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Sad news: Ian McKellen has prostate cancer


Dec 11 2012, 5:29pm

Post #1 of 22 (1592 views)
Sad news: Ian McKellen has prostate cancer Can't Post

He just recently announced he has prostate cancer, and has had it for six to seven years. Luckily, it is contained and not spreading.


Best wishes Ian.

(This post was edited by Ataahua on Dec 11 2012, 7:14pm)

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Tol Eressea

Dec 11 2012, 5:32pm

Post #2 of 22 (693 views)
Oh my! [In reply to] Can't Post


I don't want anything to happen to Sir Ian. Such a wonderful man and actor. I'm glad to hear it's contained. Hopefully it stays that way!

Best wishes Sir Ian. Smile

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Aragalen the Green

Dec 11 2012, 5:35pm

Post #3 of 22 (718 views)
Good grief, you scared the daylights out of me! [In reply to] Can't Post

I had just heard about the cancer, thought maybe you were saying he had just made the Final Trip.


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Dec 11 2012, 5:37pm

Post #4 of 22 (699 views)
DON'T EVER [In reply to] Can't Post

put SAD NEWS with [OLD PERSON] in the same sentence cause people will assume worse.

although this is pretty bad and sad.

Glóin the Dark

Dec 11 2012, 5:38pm

Post #5 of 22 (636 views)
Might be a good idea to change the thread title... [In reply to] Can't Post

...to something a bit less startling (if you can).


Dec 11 2012, 5:39pm

Post #6 of 22 (634 views)
It's good I read this earlier, otherwise that title would've scared me! [In reply to] Can't Post

Sad news. Sending all my thoughts to him and his family.

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Tol Eressea

Dec 11 2012, 5:39pm

Post #7 of 22 (628 views)
Terrible news [In reply to] Can't Post

Sounds like he has it in control, though, and he seems as full of energy as ever. Judging by the full plate he has ahead of him the next couple of years, he's not letting it slow him down, either. Stay strong, Sir Ian!

Aragalen the Green

Dec 11 2012, 5:50pm

Post #8 of 22 (579 views)
re-washing pantaloons, eying pitchfork again. // [In reply to] Can't Post


" 'Twas a near thing!" said Spam. "Came nigh to a-spoilin' me pantaloons."


Dec 11 2012, 6:16pm

Post #9 of 22 (518 views)
The title had me severely worried, but this is still inbcredibly saddening [In reply to] Can't Post

Given that Gandalf was such an inspirational person to me in my childhood, and still is now, I find it hard to imagine what life would be like without the real-life Wizard. It would certainly be a much darker place: the world as a whole will lose something when it loses Sir Ian McKellen. Aside from as Gandalf, he is such a genuinely kind, down-to-earth person: those who have had the pleasure of meeting him, even if only for a couple of minutes, know this first-hand.

I'm glad to hear that he's at least okay for the time being. My best wishes go out to him, and I hope that he is still able to enjoy his life as much as possible. He deserves it: he's made my life and the lives of so many others a better place.

"Radagast is, of course, a worthy wizard, a master of shapes and changes of hue, and he has much lore of herbs and beasts, and birds are especially his friends."-Gandalf, The Lord of the Rings.


Dec 11 2012, 6:22pm

Post #10 of 22 (502 views)
I'm with you here. [In reply to] Can't Post

Tongue Didn't know about this and hope it stays in remission. Love him as Gandalf.

Grey Havens

Dec 11 2012, 6:23pm

Post #11 of 22 (509 views)
DON'T scare me like that again! [In reply to] Can't Post

I know this is sad news, but there is something that could have been obviously worse!

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Grey Havens

Dec 11 2012, 6:59pm

Post #12 of 22 (444 views)
Headlines [In reply to] Can't Post

A tad alarmist, no? It's what the tabloids would do.

It's good news because he has a condition which is under control. It's also not so dire as to be "sad news" because one in six men get it in their lifetime and only one in 35 die from it. Most prostate cancers are slow and not aggressive. Ninety-nine percent of men survive more than five years. Most are localized and do not spread. Recent studies indicate diagnosis and treatment themselves may be too aggressive. That Mr. McKellen has survived with it for six to seven years and is doing well probably indicates it has not spread. And that, folks, is good news indeed.

Let's be responsible with the headlines.

(This post was edited by JWPlatt on Dec 11 2012, 7:02pm)

Crunchable Birdses

Dec 11 2012, 6:59pm

Post #13 of 22 (441 views)
Don't ever do that again [In reply to] Can't Post

Reading that title almost gave me a heart attack.

* crunch *


Dec 11 2012, 7:03pm

Post #14 of 22 (434 views)
Very sad news [In reply to] Can't Post

My grandfather has it right now but his has metastasized (spread). It is much more common than people think and their needs to be much greater awareness of it as there has been with breast cancer.

I am a little puzzled why they havent removed the cancer but obviously they have their reasons (plus i havent read the article, lol).


Dec 11 2012, 7:11pm

Post #15 of 22 (407 views)
Can only admire him... [In reply to] Can't Post

... for being so positive about it and continuing to do the things he wants to do. Good luck and very best wishes to him.


Dec 11 2012, 7:52pm

Post #16 of 22 (373 views)
The good news: [In reply to] Can't Post

There is much strength in this man. All the best, Ian!


Dec 11 2012, 7:56pm

Post #17 of 22 (354 views)
that gave me [In reply to] Can't Post

a bit of a shock. Frown just glad he is ok.


Dec 11 2012, 8:29pm

Post #18 of 22 (357 views)
It is called "watchful waiting" [In reply to] Can't Post

If he is being closely followed, as he indicated, then he should be ok. Most men die from some other illness than from a slow growing prostate cancer. If things change, than he can receive treatment. Evidently, he does not have a high grade malignancy.

Ziggy Stardust

Dec 12 2012, 1:28am

Post #19 of 22 (310 views)
Same here [In reply to] Can't Post

I read the news earlier, which was still startling, but had I not already read it, I would've really been scared.

Best luck to Ian.

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Grey Havens

Dec 12 2012, 12:24pm

Post #20 of 22 (274 views)
Now that I've recovered from my OMG moment [In reply to] Can't Post

... And sending heartfelt healing vibes through the ether to dear Serena ... I am curious about the timing of this announcement given that he's had it for several years.

Kelly of Water's Edge

Dec 15 2012, 12:17pm

Post #21 of 22 (219 views)
My guess is that [In reply to] Can't Post

he may have found out that the news was about to go public for whatever reason and he wanted to control the way that happened.

The very good news is that if you have to get cancer at all, prostate seems to be one of the more treatable kinds from everything I've read and known if it's found early - which is why it's important for guys of a certain age to get routine checkups for it the same way we gals should be getting mammograms once we hit 40 - maybe even more important because there is such a fantastic success rate with treatment when prostate is found early.

At any rate, I wish him well and good health.

Tol Eressea

Dec 16 2012, 7:30pm

Post #22 of 22 (405 views)
Goodness me :(. all the best for him, his family and friends! // [In reply to] Can't Post


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