Doctor Gives Update on Farrah Fawcett's Latest Condition

April 07, 2009 03:56:03 GMT

Farrah Fawcett's cancer specialist Dr. Lawrence Piro confirms that contrary to mounting reports, all is well with the actress and she is expected to be discharged from hospital sometime this week.

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In the wake of mounting Internet reports that Farrah Fawcett is in critical condition after being hospitalized last week due to her anal cancer, her doctor Lawrence Piro gives updated details concerning her latest health condition. To the Associated Press, Lawrence confirms that the actress' hospital stay is not the result of her cancer but rather complications she suffered as a result of the alternative cancer treatments she had in Germany back in 2007.

Lawrence, furthermore, explains that after the procedure Farrah could have stayed in Germany to recuperate for a day or two, yet she was anxious to come home and so immediately flew back to Los Angeles. Unfortunately, "it turned out that the procedure caused a small amount of bleeding in one of the muscles of her abdomen, making a hematoma, which was quite painful."

The blood clot was the main reason Farrah was photographed in a wheelchair last week. "Actually, it was painful for her to walk, which is why she was in that wheelchair. And that pain, which was coming from the hematoma, had nothing directly to do with the cancer," Lawrence, who is a Los Angeles cancer specialist, clarifies.

Lawrence then concludes, Farrah "remains in good spirits with her usual sense of humor. She's been in great shape her whole life and has an incredible resolve and an incredible resilience." Asked to comment on the on-going reports that Farrah's anal cancer has spread into her liver, Lawrence declines to give clue, reasoning "That's not something that I'm talking about today to preserve her privacy. I'm just talking about the current situation."

In related news, Farrah's producer friend Craig Nevius also claims that all is well with the movie beauty, stating "Although it is usually against her nature to correct false or exaggerated stories that originate in tabloid-style reports, Farrah is allowing this statement out of appreciation for her fans, who have offered their constant support throughout her fight, as well as out of concern for the countless other cancer patients who have written her over the last two and a half years in order to tell her that they are following her story in the hope that there is hope."

"Tonight, Farrah has hope, and she hopes that others will continue to hold onto theirs," Craig continues, adding that Farrah is expected to be discharged from the hospital in a few days.


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posted by Haver on Jun 23, 2009
My dearest Farrah, My heart is breaking. I too have this dreadful thing cllled cancer and it's unreal, the pain, treatment and all.As you said in your story..." I miss my life" me too. You are in my prayers daily, with concern amd love, HHM
posted by on Jun 16, 2009
To a wonderful lady I always idol. May the good Lord! touch this beautiful lady to heal her. In the name of Jesus. Amen!
posted by connie suare on Jun 15, 2009
God bless you I have all ways loved you peace be with and your family.
posted by faith on Jun 13, 2009
Please give people who love you an update on your condition..we care and it's hard not hearing are in so many peoples prayers.stay strong and never give up on hope.GOD loves you.Bless you
posted by simrdwn_sue on Jun 13, 2009
Hi Farrah, I pray that God is by your side each and everyday and you'll turn to him and hold on tight because this life is a wild ride with lots of twists and turns and bumps. The only way to hold on is to live in a way you think God intended. You are not just one of God's children. You are so special to him and he does not want to see you hurt but he knows you can handle it. Everyday that you awake just say..." thank you Jesus." Remember, our ultimate reward is still yet to come...
posted by vivian on Jun 10, 2009
Dear Farrah, I am sitting here crying over all the comments because I believe in the same thing.I know that Jesus can heal you and he doesn't anyone to suffer. I'm also praying for you everyday and remember that all things are possible to those who believe! Keep up your faith and hold on tightly to God and know that you are not alone because he is there with you every second of the day. Love and God Bless You
posted by on Jun 05, 2009
Farrah, I think you are a remarkable woman and you are in my thoughts and prayers everyday. You are an inspiration to everyone who is suffering from this awful disease. You give them hope and faith to carry on. I know you do not know me but I watched your documentary and felt closer to you than I could imagine. My prayers are with you and your family. God Bless You. Gretchen Jones, Carbondale, PA
posted by Faith on Jun 02, 2009
I praise you for your courage to fight the battle of cancer. Never give up hope!Please encourage people with financial resourses to give more for cancer research.what could be more important than saving many lives! Peace and hope be with you sweet Farrah. God Bless YOU!!!!
posted by princessbreanne@tmai on May 30, 2009
Dearest farrah, I don't have cable,and very much wanted to see your story.I've had an aicd implant for8months&uterine&cervical cancer for2years.I had decided against treatment,but after just hearing 2nd hand of your struggle,faith&amazing strength,I've decided to go for treatment.I hope its not too late.iapologize to you&all others who have fought so hard against this cruel fate,for not fighting from the start,taking precious time for granted,when all u pray for continuously is more of it......precious time.thanks for the INSPIRATION Farrah.god bless you&your family&loved ones.and all others out there facing this horrible disease.forgive me please.get well soon&god bless always
posted by april on May 25, 2009
hang on a little longer for redmond
posted by Farrah on May 25, 2009
Praying that you will live and be happy. We can repent and seek God to forgive us for the wrong we have done. I am sure you have searched your heart. He loves you and all of us. He died on the cross not only for our sins but sicknesses. Read Matthew, Mark, Luke and John in the bible. Believe everything that Jesus did for the sick he will do for you. I was healed years ago and have been since. Doesn't mean we are evil that we are attacked with sickness,and it is not from God but he promised if we believe him and hold on to faith that he will answer us speedily. If a person is never healed, they can make it to heaven. Believing on the name of Jesus and believeing he is the son of God is the ONLY way to heaven. There is no other God. I know you believe this. God bless you. Keep the faith and you are a strong trooper, a beautiful lady and you are in our prayers. We love you and God loves you even more. He says he is touched with the feelings of your weaknesses. You are his child and he loves you as you love your son. He and Ryan are also in our prayers. Lots of families have problems. God bless you and lots of love! Believing for a miracle with you and the family and friends.
posted by Marie on May 24, 2009
Dear Farrah, I hope you continue to fight this cancer,terrorist as you call it. I watched your movie Farrah's story and cried because you are so brave. I hope God is shining his bright light of peace on you, thank you for being strong and brave, you are a very sweet woman. My Mother just went through lung cancer, and the suffering was more than she could bare. Hang in there Farrah, we all love you Cindy Marie Murray
posted by on May 24, 2009
I was always a huge fan of yours, and after seeing your documentary I unsderstand why, because of the extraordinary strength and courage that you have, I am very emotional and it hurts me to see you suffer so much, but have faith and you will beat that very ugly disease, i watched the terrorist"as one of your doctors named it" take two of my Aunts, so I am praying for your recovery because everyone would like to see alot more of you. God Bless and know that God knows best. Get well soon. I truly admire your courage.
posted by on May 24, 2009
I was hoping for an e-mail address to you directly, I have information I want to share with you. I guess all I can do is ask you to contact me so I can send you the information I have on this disease. The Lord is in control and He does give us Angels, in our lives to help us on our journey. I love you, Farrah and Ryan. Love to all
posted by on May 23, 2009
May God Save You, and Bring You out of this with a remission! You are a true Angel, and We all Love You Forever! Prayers and Blessings, for You Farrah, and the Family! Love, GIGI
posted by colleen on May 23, 2009
farrah i know that ou dont know me , ive been praying for you i cant seem to get you off my mind i need to tell you that ther is a go d, that ddeeply loves you please, please if you havent already accept jesus christ as your saviour. ask him to come into your heart. love you, i hope i get to meet you some day.
posted by Mary on May 22, 2009
Farrah, your documentary was beautiful...a woman of great strength, and class.. I have been a fan since you arrived in Hollywood..I am also a Texas gal (Austin)..I wore my hair like yours', and was told I looked like you...What a compliment, although we know there is only one Farrah. I am praying for you, dear, please hang in there, and continue to believe in miracles...God can make it happen..I admire your courage and and hugs, Mary
posted by Frezzi on May 21, 2009
Always been your fan and I always will. I admire you now also as a person. You really an angel trying to save everybody else too.Thanks for that angel all my prayers for you and your family
posted by cheryl on May 21, 2009
farrah,we are all praying for you. We serve a big GOD, keep your eyes on him. I just feel that I need to tell you to go to your bible and read all the healing scriptures you can find and meditate on thim daily until they get deep down into your heart. I wanted to tell you about Dottie olsteen was the wife of a great evangalist and she had liver cancer, and she went to the scriptures and read them over and over. GOD healed her and he will do the same for you. She has a book on the trials that she went through. God tells us we are healed by his stripes we are healed. He died for of us. And I know with out a doubt, that GOD will heal you. Stay away from negative speeking people. I know that I dont know you, but you have been on my heart very heavy. And I know it is the Lord, i will continue to PRAY for you intil we get the MIRACLE. God Bless Cheryl
posted by dina on May 20, 2009
I saw your show and saw how strong you are. My prayers are with you. God bless you.
posted by italiaballet on May 19, 2009
Dear Farrah, never give up hope! A friend of mine, at death's door, was healed of bile duct cancer..he is free of cancer and you can be too. Sending prayers for you for God's almighty healing power to wipe out every single bit of your cancer. Keep up the good fight and positive spirit. With love and blessings, Julia
posted by Andrea Victoria on May 19, 2009
Farrah, Hold on just a little bit longer Angel. It's almost over, then you'll be dancing on the streets of gold with Jesus.
posted by Heartscnhlp@wmconnec on May 19, 2009
Saw your show and was amazed at what you have endured. You are so strong! Keep the faith and continue to love life, family and friends as you have. Trust in God and know He is with you. Praying for you daily! God Bless You! Jackie
posted by Susan on May 19, 2009
I just want you to know that I saw your story on TV last night and I can't get you off my mind. It seems that God has blessed you with a very strong and sweet spirit. I am thankful that you have Jesus in your heart and He has blessed you with such a wonderful and supportive family and friends. I also had a spouse that went thru your stuggle. Please don't give up. My prayers are with you. I know God loves you as do we all.
posted by Donna on May 18, 2009
Farrah, remain strong Angel, you can and will get through this with the love and support of your family and friends. We love you and will keep you in our thoughts and prayers, God be with you sweetie, you ARE MY INSPIRATION.
posted by Donna on May 18, 2009
Farrah, remain strong Angel, you can and will get through this with the love and support of your family and friends. We love you and will keep you in our thoughts and prayers, God be with you sweetie, you ARE MY INSPIRATION.
posted by RICH on May 17, 2009
dr.piro blamed the hospital stay on the alternative treatments she received in germany......HOW CONVENIENT ! uh-hum...the hospital stay was a result of ms.fawcett's refusal to stay in the hospital in germany due to possible complications from flying ! DR.PIRO= LIAR dr.piro is just embarrassed because she was having better results with the alternative treatments and not the conventional SLOW-KILL ! shame on you dr.piro
posted by miller4 on May 17, 2009
God will be there to bring you home...Don't be afraid
posted by metroskypro on May 17, 2009
you are in my prayers Farrah. You are so strong
posted by micki on May 17, 2009
god bless you farrah. stay strong. i love you sister in christ.
posted by memawkoolaid@peoplep on May 16, 2009
My thoughts and prays are with you and your family.God bless you.
posted by barb on May 16, 2009
I'll always be your #1 fan,get well soon,I'll pray for you in church tomorrow,god bless you!
posted by sissylou on May 15, 2009
may god give you and your family peace! my prayer's are with you
posted by CHAZZY CHAI on May 14, 2009
posted by dnagerfieldasac@aol. on May 01, 2009
God bless and my prays are with you an your familey
posted by hazeleyes on Apr 14, 2009
God bless and be with her thru it all.
posted by denny on Apr 07, 2009
always been a fan, god bless

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