Posted: 06:09 GMT, Jan. December 2020 | Updated: 06:09 GMT, Jan. December 2020

Rush Limbaugh thanked his listeners for their support as he spoke about his fight against terminal cancer during his last radio show of the year

“I didn’t expect to be alive today,” said the conservative radio icon. “I didn’t expect to make it to October and then to November and then to December. And yet here I am and have some problems today, but I’m feeling pretty good today ‘

“My point in all of this today is gratitude,” Limbaugh said of the support he felt. “My point in all of this is to say thank you and to tell everyone how deeply, and deeply, I appreciate you still beating heart love ‘

Limbaugh also thanked his wife Kathryn Adams for her support during his fight, the radio host has been married to Kathryn, his fourth wife, since 2010

“So many people put me first,” added Limbaugh, referring to Lou Gehrig, who described himself as “the luckiest man” in the fight against ALS

Diagnosed with advanced stage IV lung cancer, Limbaugh announced in October that treatments had stopped working, meaning he would die

Despite his health concerns, he continues to host his radio show, which has been in national syndication since 1988. He missed several shows in October for treatment

On his final 2020 show, he added, “I can’t get involved, if that’s the trend, when you are told you have a due date

‘They have an expiration date. Many people are never told this, so they don’t approach life like that’

Limbaugh has been battling Stage IV lung cancer since January and announced it in February.He is featured in the February State of the Union address where he was recognized by President Trump

In May he said he was on the third stage of his lung cancer treatment and that it was “a kick on his A **” At the time he said he was so energetic that he could not take five steps without “stopping and sitting”

And in October he said he could no longer deny that he was under a “death sentence” and that his cancer had shown signs of getting worse

The day after he was revealed to have cancer, Trump invited him as a guest for his state of the Union – where he awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom

In October, Limbaugh hosted a virtual rally with Trump while the president recovered from the coronavirus

But earlier this month he said that Trump supporters looking to turn the election results upside down look like “Kooks” as, over time, he urged the president to launch a highly organized and efficient campaign to collect evidence for his constituents to show fraud claims

“As a conservative, it’s getting harder and harder not to look like a fool,” he told his listeners

Days later, he predicted that some states would soon break away from the rest of the US and declare independence, sparking the same circumstances that led to the American Civil War

He said, “I actually think – and I’ve pointed this out, I’ve alluded to it a couple of times because I’ve seen others allude to it – I actually think we are leaning towards secession

“I see more and more people asking what in the world we have in common with the people who live in New York, for example What makes us believe that there are enough of us to even have a chance to win New York? Especially when you are talking about voices’

He is a five-time winner of the National Association of Broadcasters’ Marconi Award for Excellence in Syndicated and Network Broadcasting, 1 New York Times best-selling author and a member of the Radio Hall of Fame and the National Association of Broadcasters of Fame

In the early stages of lung cancer, there are usually no signs or symptoms, but many people with the condition eventually develop symptoms, including:

– Non-small cell lung cancer The most common form, accounting for more than 87 percent of cases

– Small cell lung cancer – a less common form that usually spreads faster than non-small cell lung cancer

More than four in ten people diagnosed with lung cancer in the UK are 75 years and older

Although people who have never smoked can develop lung cancer, smoking is the most common cause (about 72 percent of cases)

Treatment will depend on the type of mutation in the cancer, how widespread it is, and how good your general health is

If the condition is diagnosed early and cancer cells are limited to a small area, surgery to remove the affected area of ​​the lung may be recommended

If surgery is unsuitable for health reasons, radiation therapy to destroy the cancer cells can be recommended instead

When the cancer has spread too far for surgery or radiation therapy to be effective, chemotherapy is usually used

They target a specific change in or around the cancer cells that helps them grow

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