Rush Limbaugh thanked his listeners for their support as he opened up about his fight with terminal cancer during his final radio show of the year 2020. 

Rush Limbaugh urges U.S. to reject Biden’s ‘darkest days’ mentality

Radio host Rush Limbaugh blasted Joe Biden this week for telling the nation that its “darkest days in the battle against Covid are ahead of us.”

The conservative icon made the comments during an inspirational speech regarding his fight with stage-4 terminal lung cancer.

“Folks, I have to tell you, if I were president-elect of the country, it’s the last thing I would say,” Mr. Limbaugh said Wednesday. “Even if I believed it, I doubt that I would put it this way. But I don’t believe this anyway. Our darkest days are ahead of us? What a bleak way of looking at things. … [It’s] weird, given that Biden has repeatedly claimed that it’s Trump who’s killing Americans with COVID.”

Mr. Limbaugh said that he did not know what 2021 would bring in terms of his cancer fight, but he implored his audience to reject Mr. Biden’s “darkest days” expectations.

“Our freedom has allowed our adaptability,” he said. “If disaster is coming our way, we don’t just sit there and endure it. We come up with ways to avoid it, to beat it back, to overcome it, but we don’t just sit there and accept it. And, as such, we don’t just resign ourselves to the fact that they’re living in the darkest days because we, at least to this point, still have the greatest degree of freedom of any people on earth.

“Now, it’s under assault and under attack and we all know this. But I don’t believe our darkest days are ahead of us. I never have. People have been asking, ‘You’ve always told us you’d tell us when it’s time to panic. Is it time?’ It’s never time to panic, folks. It’s never, ever gonna be time to give up on our country. It will never be time to give up on the United States.” (More detail)

Emotional Rush Limbaugh thanks listeners, supporters

An emotional Rush Limbaugh opened his final radio broadcast of 2020 by thanking his listeners and supporters as he continues to battle a terminal cancer diagnosis.

“My point in all of this today is gratitude,” he said. “My point in all of this is to say thanks and tell everybody involved how much I love you from the bottom of a sizable and growing and still-beating heart.”

“I wasn’t expected to be alive today,” he said. “I wasn’t expected to make it to October, and then to November, and then to December. And yet, here I am, and today, got some problems, but I’m feeling pretty good today.”

“I can’t be self-absorbed about it, when that is the tendency when you are told that you’ve got a due date,” he said, choking up. “You have an expiration date. A lot of people never get told that, so they don’t face life this way.”

Limbaugh also praised President Trump’s Tuesday night address in which he lambasted the coronavirus relief bill and continued to make claims that he could remain in office beyond January. (More detail)

“I understand now what Lou Gehrig meant”

“Back in late January when I received this diagnosis — and I was shocked,” Limbaugh said. “I was stunned, and I was in denial for about a week. I mean, I’m Rush Limbaugh. I’m Mister Big of the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy. I mean, I’m indestructible. I said, “This can’t be right,” but it was. What I didn’t know at the time that I learned later in the course of the year was that I wasn’t expected to be alive today.”

“I wasn’t expected to make it to October and then to November and then to December — and yet here I am,” Limbaugh continued. “Today I’ve got some problems, but I’m feeling pretty good today. God’s with me today. God knows how important this program is to me today, and I’m feeling natural in terms of energy, normal in terms of energy, and I’m feeling entirely capable of doing it today.”

“My point in everything today that I’m sharing with you about this is to say thanks and to tell everybody involved how much I love you from the bottom of a sizable and growing and still beating heart, and there’s room for much more,” he said. “All because I have learned what love really is during this. You know, I have a philosophy there’s good that happens in everything. It may not reveal itself immediately, and even in the most dire circumstances, if you just wait, if you just remain open to things, the good in it will reveal itself.” (More detail)

LUNG CANCER AND ITS TREATMENTS 
Lung cancer is one of the most common and serious types of cancer.  
There are usually no signs or symptoms in the early stages of lung cancer, but many people with the condition eventually develop symptoms including:
– a persistent cough
– coughing up blood
– persistent breathlessness
– unexplained tiredness and weight loss
– an ache or pain when breathing or coughing
You should see a GP if you have these symptoms.
Types of lung cancer 
There are two main forms of primary lung cancer. 
These are classified by the type of cells in which the cancer starts growing. 
They are:
– Non-small-cell lung cancer. The most common form, accounting for more than 87 per cent of cases. 
– It can be one of three types: squamous cell carcinoma, adenocarcinoma or large-cell carcinoma.
– Small-cell lung cancer – a less common form that usually spreads faster than non-small-cell lung cancer.
– The type of lung cancer you have determines which treatments are recommended.
Who’s affected
Lung cancer mainly affects older people. It’s rare in people younger than 40. 
More than four out of 10 people diagnosed with lung cancer in the UK are aged 75 and older.
Although people who have never smoked can develop lung cancer, smoking is the most common cause (accounting for about 72 per cent of cases). 
This is because smoking involves regularly inhaling a number of different toxic substances.
Treating lung cancer
Treatment depends on the type of mutation the cancer has, how far it’s spread and how good your general health is.
If the condition is diagnosed early and the cancerous cells are confined to a small area, surgery to remove the affected area of lung may be recommended.
If surgery is unsuitable due to your general health, radiotherapy to destroy the cancerous cells may be recommended instead.
If the cancer has spread too far for surgery or radiotherapy to be effective, chemotherapy is usually used.
There are also a number of medicines known as targeted therapies. 
They target a specific change in or around the cancer cells that is helping them to grow. 
Targeted therapies cannot cure lung cancer but they can slow its spread.
Source: NHS