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Doctors: Ted Kennedy has brain tumor

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by E.L., May 20, 2008.

  1. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member


    BOSTON, Massachusetts (CNN) -- U.S. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy has a malignant brain tumor, doctors treating him at Massachusetts General Hospital said Tuesday.
    <!--startclickprintexclude--><!-- PURGE: /2008/POLITICS/05/20/kennedy.tumor/art.ken.ap.jpg --><!-- KEEP --><!----><!--===========IMAGE============-->[​IMG]<!--===========/IMAGE===========--> <!--===========CAPTION==========-->Sen. Edward Kennedy suffered a seizure Saturday in Hyannisport, Massachusetts.<!--===========/CAPTION=========-->


    <!-- /PURGE: /2008/POLITICS/05/20/kennedy.tumor/art.ken.ap.jpg --><!--endclickprintexclude-->Kennedy, 76, was hospitalized Saturday morning after suffering a seizure at his family's compound at Hyannisport, Massachusetts.
    "Preliminary results from a biopsy of the brain identified the cause of the seizure as a malignant glioma in the left parietal lobe," according to a statement from the doctors treating the senator.
    Malignant glioma is the most common primary brain tumor, accounting for more than half of the 18,000 primary malignant brain tumors diagnosed each year in the United States, according to the National Cancer Institute.
    White House spokeswoman Dana Perino said President Bush was "deeply saddened" by the news and would keep the senator in his prayers.
    Kennedy had surgery in October to clear his carotid artery in hopes of preventing a stroke.
    In recent days, the powerful Democrat had appeared to be in fine health. On Friday, he took part in a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new maritime learning center in New Bedford, Massachusetts.
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    The usual course of treatment for Kennedy's type of tumor includes radiation and chemotherapy, said the statement from Dr. Lee Schwamm, vice chairman of the Department of Neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital, and Dr. Larry Ronan, primary care physician at the hospital.
    "Decisions regarding the best course of treatment for Sen. Kennedy will be determined after further testing and analysis," the doctors continued. [​IMG] Watch CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta describe treatment options »
    "Sen. Kennedy will remain at Massachusetts General Hospital for the next couple of days according to routine protocol. He remains in good spirits and full of energy."
    Kennedy has represented Massachusetts in the Senate since 1962. He is one of only six senators in U.S. history to serve more than 40 years. He is known as a liberal champion of social issues such as health care, family leave and the minimum wage. [​IMG] Watch CNN's Bill Schneider assess Kennedy's sway over the Democratic Party »
    Senate Democrats and Republicans were in their weekly closed policy lunches in the Capitol when the news of Kennedy's diagnosis broke.
    Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada announced the news to his Democratic colleagues. The wind was taken out of the room, said one senator. There was "stunned silence," said another.
    Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Illinois, a close friend of Kennedy's, released a statement saying, "Ted Kennedy has spent his life caring for those in need. Now it's time for those who love Ted and his family to care for them and join in prayer to give them strength."
    New Jersey Democratic Sen. Frank Lautenberg said, "Ted Kennedy makes the Senate the place that it is, and has for so many years." <!--startclickprintexclude-->

  2. Tackleberry

    Tackleberry Krieg Hündchen

    Mary Jo will be avenged in the next life I am sure....the Kennedy name has no influence in hell.
  3. BigO01

    BigO01 Monkey+++ Founding Member

    Leave it to a Kennedy to have been given a plausible excuse for years of the stupid assinine laws he has written and speaches he has given .

    When ever any1 speaks ill of him he'll forever be given a pass because he could have had this for who knows how long .
  4. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    Yep for sure. Now he can pay for what he has done.[chopper]
  5. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    it is about time that useless POS died; hope he lingers and drools for a couple of months.
  6. Pauly Walnuts

    Pauly Walnuts Monkey++

    Errrr rAH! Fug him !
  7. RouteClearance

    RouteClearance Monkey+++ Site Supporter

    So he has developed a "Malignant Pimple" on his ass, o well.
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