WrongDiagnosis.com wrote:Untreated, retinoblastoma is almost uniformly fatal, but with early diagnosis and modern methods of treatment the survival rate is over 90%
http://www.wrongdiagnosis.com/r/retinob ... /intro.htm
Let me clear: I'm not judging DFish as a father; I'm judging him as a businessman and a ball player. His daughter's condition is very treatable, especially given Fisher's deep pockets, and with a survival rate over 90%, you can't convince me that forcing the Jazz to release him from his contract so he could play for the Lakers wasn't a dick move on his part.
I'm sure his daughter is sick, I'm sure it's serious (as is any cancer), but I'm also certain TNT and ESPN have exhaggerated the situation to the point where plenty of you guys are acting like this is a fatal disease and Fisher is rushing to be by his daughter's side as her health fails. This couldn't be further from the truth. His daughter has an unfortunate disorder. My mother has psoriasis. That's unfortunate, too... but you won't see me leaving my job to live closer to home to be with her. It's treatable, even if there's no cure, and life goes on.
This reminds me of the SARS scare a few years back...