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09-16-2008, 10:07 PM
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: London, ON
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Bleh I said probably.
Everyone with cancer takes that.
Yup read up on it, where did you get "like chemo" from your sources.
This is not a "chemo pill"
...and no we don't know if it affected his game. Come on if he was sick he wouldn't have played. He has his contract.
Broadly, side effects such as edema, nausea, rash and musculoskeletal pain are common but mild.
Gleevec? no, they don't all take it, not even close.
It is a highly targetted version of chemotherapy (thats why it is effective, but with fewer side effects)...
and he wouldn't stop playing from nausea and pain, all good athletes(and he is a good athlete) know to play through the pain, if they can't do that, they wouldn't be where they are. The illness itself may not be affecting him(they caught it really really early)... but the medicine will cause side effects that will slow any1's game down... and it's not hard to see that his game went downhill (over 50% drop in goal production?)... Toronto had an above average offense, he should have had an increase over his average production, not a sharp decrease...
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