Word from conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh late in his daily program yesterday that he has been diagnosed with advanced-stage lung cancer came as a shock to millions of fans who’ve tuned in to his daily program over the past 31 years. Even one of the richest and most influential American media figures today couldn’t escape the scourge of cancer that’s all too familiar to many of us. Cancer knows no boundaries effecting people of all ages and all walks of life ending too many promising lives much too soon. Limbaugh told his listeners that he planned to be on the air whenever treatments permit. I’m personally hoping when he is able to do his show he will use his powerful voice and the influence he has with his fans to push for advancements in cancer research which hold the only hope of eliminating cancer once and for all. That’s the way I see it.