Blog author: mvandermaas
Tuesday, April 26, 2005
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All of us here at Acton were saddened to hear the news that Laura Ingraham, radio talk show host and a friend of the Institute, has been diagnosed with breast cancer. From her website:

On Friday afternoon, I learned that I have joined the ever-growing group of American women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. As so many breast cancer patients will tell you, it all came as a total shock. I am blessed to be surrounded by people who love me–my family, a wonderful fiance (if he thinks he’s going to get out of marrying me because of this little blib, he’s sadly mistaken!), my friends, and my church. I am absolutely blown away by how helpful and kind everyone has been–including total strangers who have experienced the same rollercoaster of emotions. The sisterhood of breast cancer survivors is inspiring. I am truly blessed. On Tuesday I will have an operation and within a few days will know more about the future. I am hopeful for a bright future and a “normal” life (well, scratch the “normal” part). Anyway, people have gone through much worse, and I know I’ll obliterate this. I am thanking you in advance for your prayers. You are my family. And remember, I’ll be back sooner than you think.

We look forward to her return. In the meantime, Laura will remain in our thoughts and prayers.

Update: According to LauraIngraham.com, surgery went well:

Laura’s breast cancer surgery yesterday “couldn’t have gone better,” in the words of her surgeon Dr. Katherine Alley. Initial sentinel node testing done during surgery showed no signs of cancer involvement in the lymph nodes, and we all hope that this good news is confirmed by more in-depth tissue testing done over the next 48 hours


  • http://tomgrey.motime.com Tom Grey – Liberty Dad

    I don’t want to suggest that Laura ever had an abortion, but there seems to be a social relationship. There’s an increased likelihood of getting breast cancer by women who have had an abortion.

    I’m annoyed there aren’t better studies about this. Such a study is prolly too anti-PC.

    I wish Laura all the best, and greatly appreciate her program. Perhaps this blog could have a blogroll permanent link to her, adding to the Friends group.

  • http://www.thepublicview.com Richard

    Laura Ingraham is such a class act! I hope everyone takes a moment to send her their best wishes. I have built a web page where you send your comments directly to Laura. You can see it at:

    http://www.thepublicview.com/laura/lauracancer.asp

    Please join me in wishing her well.

  • http://wellwishesforlaura.bravehost.com/ shari

    Great blog. Just wanted to let you know about my online get well card for Laura.
    http://wellwishesforlaura.bravehost.com/

  • Tomas Howel

    “I don’t want to suggest that Laura ever had an abortion, but there seems to be a social relationship. There’s an increased likelihood of getting breast cancer by women who have had an abortion” you said.
    You statement is the same as saying to your wife/mother just because your sister is a whore, and you used to go out at night with her, doesn’t mean you are one too.
    While there is a proven cause-relationship between abortion and breast cancer it does not mean that all women (or men) who develop breast cancer have had an abortion. To introduce that issue into the discussion speaks volumes about you. Sadly the volumes do not laud you as a man of decent character.