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  • Ex-NFL QB Jim Kelly battling aggressive form of cancer...

    I know people deal with cancer every day, but it's never fun to see stories like this...

    http://sports.yahoo.com/news/wife-ji...5591--nfl.html

  • #2
    Jeez he's only 54. That family has had a lot of heart-breaking health issues.

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    • #3
      I have a friend who told me some people think there is a direct link between people who have cancer and have also had a root canal done on their teeth. Something about how that stuff the dentists use to fill in the canal where the root once was is toxic. I'm wondering if JK has ever had a root canal done...

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      • #4
        He is a god in Buffalo. I remember going to the games as a kid, nobody tougher than Jim Kelly- Bills fans have always longed for him getting involved with the organization.

        Really sad to hear-

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Tombstone RJ View Post
          I have a friend who told me some people think there is a direct link between people who have cancer and have also had a root canal done on their teeth. Something about how that stuff the dentists use to fill in the canal where the root once was is toxic. I'm wondering if JK has ever had a root canal done...
          I don't know about that... but he was a chewing tobacco guy all through his career.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Tombstone RJ View Post
            I have a friend who told me some people think there is a direct link between people who have cancer and have also had a root canal done on their teeth. Something about how that stuff the dentists use to fill in the canal where the root once was is toxic. I'm wondering if JK has ever had a root canal done...
            I had heard that too.

            I really should've just gotten mine pulled from the get go since it ended up lasting less than two years (with a retreatment) because I was a fiendish ice chewer.

            I ended up getting an lower second molar implant.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by TheElusiveKyleOrton View Post
              I don't know about that... but he was a chewing tobacco guy all through his career.
              Much more likely explanation than getting a root canal.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by WolfpackGuy View Post
                I had heard that too.

                I really should've just gotten mine pulled from the get go since it ended up lasting less than two years (with a retreatment) because I was a fiendish ice chewer.

                I ended up getting an lower second molar implant.
                Unfortunately there are health issues with the implants too.

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                • #9
                  Hpv is the most common cause for squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck in my patients. It is usually very responsive to radiation, but radiation to the head and neck is pretty miserable. Almost universally requires a feeding tube to survive. Sometimes a tracheostomy as well. There is a vaccine for HPV. My children will get this vaccine for this reason.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Tombstone RJ View Post
                    I have a friend who told me some people think there is a direct link between people who have cancer and have also had a root canal done on their teeth. Something about how that stuff the dentists use to fill in the canal where the root once was is toxic. I'm wondering if JK has ever had a root canal done...
                    You're on a roll today.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Tombstone RJ View Post
                      I have a friend who told me some people think there is a direct link between people who have cancer and have also had a root canal done on their teeth. Something about how that stuff the dentists use to fill in the canal where the root once was is toxic. I'm wondering if JK has ever had a root canal done...
                      Saw a link on FB about that and a doctor from the 20s (I believe) was one of the first to mention this but took another doctor to follow up on it. Ive had 2 root canals so we shall see for me. Did he ever smoke or chew tobacco?

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by baja View Post
                        Unfortunately there are health issues with the implants too.
                        Yeah, it can be a hassle to keep it clean under the crown.

                        I probably would've not gotten one had it been all the way in the back and not between two teeth.

                        I've read about some people having reactions to them, but mine seems to be cooperating.

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                        • #13
                          Update:

                          http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/eye-on-...ate-his-cancer

                          "Because of complexity and aggressive nature of this cancer and after more scans and tests, the plan has changed," Jill Kelly wrote on her Facebook page. "At this point, Jim will not be having surgery ... Therefore, the medical specialists here in NYC along with our Buffalo team believe that chemotherapy and radiation are the best option."

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                          • #14
                            God bless him and his family.

                            Despite not having won a Superbowl, Jim Kelly was like the Drew Brees of that era. He was an amazing competitor, and the nucleus of one of the all time great teams in NFL history. Nobody, and I mean NOBODY felt good about their chances when playing Buffalo in that era. For four years - 1990 to 1993, this is a team that went to the Superbowl each year and had no less than 11 wins - most of the time is was 12 and 13 wins. Think about that - to have a constant target on your back as the reigning AFC Champ and still be able to dominate. Let's hope our team has this kind of mettle.

                            I'm sad for Jim Kelly and his family and hope and pray for the best for him. While I was an anti-fan, without a doubt, Jim Kelly made my childhood that much more interesting.

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                            • #15
                              First his kid. Now this? I feel for the guy. Outside of Elway, my favorite QB of the '80's.

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