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BYU coach diagnosed with pancreatic cancer

Posted on: June 17, 2009 8:47 pm
Edited on: June 17, 2009 11:30 pm
 

Dave Rose has pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor cancer .

I don't know exactly what that means.

I am not a doctor.

But by chance, I happened to be sitting with a table of doctors when I got the news, and they all seemed pretty sure that this is not the type of cancer that is easily defeated, not the type of cancer that ends up being a small bump in the road. It's life-altering stuff, potentially life-ending. And because of that, I suppose there is nothing meaningful or worthwhile that I can type into this computer right now except for that this seems like as good a time as any to keep Dave and his family in your thoughts, because they are now facing a challenge that does not typically end well.

Just sad, sad news.

Man, this really is awful.

Category: NCAAB
Tags: BYU, Dave Rose
 
Comments

Since: Nov 17, 2006
Posted on: June 20, 2009 11:54 am
 

BYU coach diagnosed with pancreatic cancer

Coach Rose;

You and your basketball program are great examples of the high standards that BYU athletes strive to demonstrate to the world.  True class!  The thoughts and prayers of Cougar Nation are with you!



Since: Sep 6, 2008
Posted on: June 19, 2009 4:58 pm
 

BYU coach diagnosed with pancreatic cancer

I'm praying for Coach Rose and his family, and I hope he found out early before it will spread. May he recieve great treatment, and hope to see you out in about soon.





Since: Jul 23, 2007
Posted on: June 19, 2009 12:03 am
 

BYU coach diagnosed with pancreatic cancer

my grandfather is currently fighting pancreatic cancer so i know, its not an easy thing and is tough to beat. it will eventually take the life of my grandfather. coach rose has a more rare and more treatable case, but still a very scary thing. my thoughts and prayers to him and his family.

i am a passionate cougar fan and was shocked and devastated to hear the news. i have had the privelege to meet coach rose on a couple of occasions and he is just a very genuine classy guy. he's done amazing things with the cougar basketball program. we love you coach rose, fight through this.



Since: Nov 12, 2006
Posted on: June 18, 2009 3:21 pm
 

BYU coach diagnosed with pancreatic cancer

Your entire family contracted pancreatic cancer?
That seems unusual.



Since: Feb 29, 2008
Posted on: June 18, 2009 12:17 pm
 

BYU coach diagnosed with pancreatic cancer

Come on, Coach Rose. You've turned the whole BYU basketball program around by putting strength, will and compassion back into the program. Now it's time to take care of yourself rather than others. The entire Cougar Nation is behind you! God Blass Coach Rose and his family. Our prayers go out to them!



Since: Sep 8, 2006
Posted on: June 17, 2009 10:49 pm
 

BYU coach diagnosed with pancreatic cancer

 or

Please pray for Mr. Rose and help to fight to find a cure for this fatal disease.




Since: Nov 15, 2006
Posted on: June 17, 2009 10:36 pm
 

BYU coach diagnosed with pancreatic cancer

My dad lost a fight with cancer a couple years ago, but when he was originally diagnosed my sister and brother who were/are nurses were telling us that we definitely don't want the Pancreatic version.  Not that it mattered in the end, but Pancreatic cancer is the last one you want.  I'm a BYU fan, and I will be praying for him and his family.
This is not good news.  He was a great coach and seems like a great person.



Since: Jun 13, 2009
Posted on: June 17, 2009 10:07 pm
 

BYU coach diagnosed with pancreatic cancer

true, options for treatment are limited. many prayers for Coach Rose and his family.



Since: Jul 2, 2008
Posted on: June 17, 2009 9:34 pm
 

BYU coach diagnosed with pancreatic cancer

Wow!



Since: Dec 16, 2006
Posted on: June 17, 2009 9:00 pm
 

BYU coach diagnosed with pancreatic cancer

Alas, yes, pancreatic cancer is pretty much always fatal. Prayers for Coach Rose and his family.


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