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Brunson Diagnosed with Cancer For The Fourth Time!

Tags: doyle brunson, texas, the godfather of poker.
Posted on 07 November 2012 by "T".

The godfather of poker, Doyle "Texas Dolly" Brunson, posted on twitter yesterday that he has been diagnosed with a form of cancer, squamous cell carcinoma, which he described as 'a slow growth type'. Brunson, 79, has beaten cancer 3 times in the past and many believe that he will do it another time.

Many of his fans have posted in different forums (and twitter) to wish him the best of luck and a speedy recovery.

D33P: "all the best champ! take it down!"
InfiniteLoop: "Good luck legend! Amazing run at life. Hope it continues for a long time."
SW_Kaizer: "hope you have a speedy recovery Doyle, your a living legend in my book, GL"
seizureman18 "Cancer is drawing dead. Ship the pot to Doyle! GL"
ShortstackCat: "doyle is so badass I almost feel bad for the cancer"
Liv Boeree: "Sorry to hear that Doyle. You'll kick its ass in no time! Thinking of you x"

Brunson's cancer battle started 50 years ago
Brunson met his future wife, Louise, in 1960 and married her in August 1962. Louise became pregnant, but later that year, a tumor was discovered in Doyle's neck. When it was operated on, the surgeons found that the cancer had spread and declared it incurable. They felt that an operation would prolong his life long enough for him to see the birth of the baby, so they went ahead with it. After the operation, no trace of the cancer could be found. The doctors said that his recovery must have been a miracle, and Brunson has attributed his cure to the prayers of friends of his wife and their correspondence with Kathryn Kuhlman, a self-proclaimed Christian faith healer.



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19 comments on "Brunson Diagnosed with Cancer For The Fourth Time!"

 lukasb07/11/2012 11:34:11 GMT
I've learned from a doctor some time ago that once u have cancer once, ull always be a cancer patient since the chances of it reappearing are very high, almost certain depending on ur age. Hope he beats it again.
 After_Darks107/11/2012 12:35:18 GMT
I don't know what it's like to have cancer, but I know the feeling of knowing someone with cancer. My Nana, was diganosed with cancer 4 years and the doctors gave her 1 year to live. But lived for 92! everyone was amazed, I hope he pools through. the best poker player in the world. nuth said...
 carzanpay07/11/2012 13:53:02 GMT
go on big man u can take this one down too get better poker would miss u big time
 SirPoncho07/11/2012 14:22:55 GMT
this is a sad thing to hear
just hope for all the best for him,but as it's said before:
this is the 4th time and he has beaten it before,so.....
gonna wish him good luck
 Fakiry07/11/2012 14:56:00 GMT
More bad news for the poker legend. He’s been struggling for so long with this disease in other forms, he already fights it for 50 years, let’s hope he can keep fighting it for more years. And nice to see how poker figures support him in such a strong way, I bet they are a good reference for him and that he likes to read these words.
 Meher12307/11/2012 15:53:28 GMT
That's so sad , He is the lagend of poker, I hope he heals up and can see him on the tables and I pray my kids can also see him play

That's so sad , He is the lagend of poker, I hope he heals up and can see him on the tables and I pray my kids can also see him play
 Weenie07/11/2012 16:02:34 GMT
He is probably my favorite poker player at all. Its unbelievable how long he is on the top when you realize how much this game changed. There is nothing more to do, but wish him all the best. I hope that he will win this "fight" as he did in past.
 Sorin88807/11/2012 17:49:21 GMT
If there's one thing that's seen Doyle Brunson survive for over 40 years in the poker world, it's his resilience. News of Doyle's illness came via his Twitter account last night:
"It was malignant. 4 times I have heard that in my life. Chilling way to start the day. Squamas cell cancer, nothing to worry about. #yeahright."
 WinAllDay07/11/2012 18:00:26 GMT
My hopes, prayers, and wishes are with him. cancer is a strange beast that seems to take the lives of the undeserving. hopefully he has the worlds best oncologist.
 huslx07/11/2012 20:48:14 GMT
So terrible, he will always be the LEGEND. Just one of the greatest holdem player.
 Greenmohave07/11/2012 23:33:09 GMT
Posted by gimini-ro:
Sad Who is Brunson?

Doyle Brunson is one of the oldest poker player alive and has won a lot of money playing over the years. Doyle has books about learning the game, he's been on High Stakes Poker and is recognized as the grandfather of poker. If you don't know who he is then you've not done much to bve invol;ved in poker for being 46 years old. Look his name up on your search engine and you'll go to school on who he is.
 3pokeronly08/11/2012 01:33:30 GMT
Nice one Greenmohave, Doyle is a living legend! gimini either learn some more or grow up, posting bs like that on such a story to either earn 10points is so low. Good luck Doyle and your family, I hope to see you back up again soon and playing in the big games you became famous for.
 RoninHarper08/11/2012 01:59:06 GMT
Fear not mates. Doyle Brunson is the God Father of poker and he did not become so by just laying low and folding it in. His is a fighter and is going to fight this new cancer tooth and nail. i look forward to seeing him in his next WSOP tournament.
Still just in case I will prey for him, but i'm not sure God will listen to me as I am probable not his favorite person. I hate kissing ass even if it is a holy father.
 Macubaas08/11/2012 19:58:11 GMT
I think the only good thing about this is that this kind of cancer can be pretty much totally cured with good medical attention.

Lets hope that he will be good and we'll see him more on tv poker Big Smile
 Mysik8608/11/2012 22:29:34 GMT
I hope he will be good and he defeat the cancer... The poker world will miss very without this great player!

Wish you good luck!
 jovicakralj08/11/2012 22:39:02 GMT
Does those tards that wrote RIP Doyle in FT chat feel good now about themselves?
Long live Doyle!
 bostonmike10/11/2012 02:59:29 GMT
one of the best poker players the game has ever seen ,,Doyle Brunson Worship
 billy420swed10/11/2012 03:34:48 GMT
man i really hope he beats it i love watching him play

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