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Ted Kennedy Diagnosed With Malignant Brain Tumor

Doctors for the Massachusetts Senator Ted Kennedy say tests conducted after he suffered a seizure this weekend show a malignant tumor in his left parietal lobe. His treatment has not been determined yet, but the usual course includes combinations of radiation and chemotherapy.

The 76-year-old senator has been hospitalized in Boston. His wife and children have made no public statements, though the Senator is reported to be in good spirits and is resting comfortably.


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CathyMcG CathyMcG 9 years
thoughs and wishes go out to the family.... Hope the path is an easy one.
wackdoodle wackdoodle 9 years
Sucks. My mother died of a benign brain tumor that grew so fast that crushed her brain stem stopping her respiratory system. Brain tumors are so suddenly crippling and brutal. My childhood neighbor and his mother both had malignant brain tumors that were caught extremely early because my mom recognized the signs of a tumor in them and forced them to see her neurosurgeon. Some 25 years later their both still alive and healthy and my mom is died from a tumor that wasn't cancerous. Hate to say at his age, and the advanced stage of his tumor (causing seizures and paralysis) he will not have long and he will be in extreme discomfort.
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 9 years
I wish him the best during this difficult time. I hope he can win this battle.
flutterpie flutterpie 9 years
laceykk23 laceykk23 9 years
like everyone else, this just horrible. he is in one of the best hospitals in the world so obviously he is in great hands. hearing all of the well wishes from his friends has been really nice but sen. robert byrd gave what had to be the most emtional of the responses today. i was walking on the treadmill at the gym and saw this and got really choked up seeing a 91 year old man break down like that.
Kimpossible Kimpossible 9 years
This is very sad. My husband's father died of a brain tumor - it's very hard to watch someone go through. I wish the family the best through this very trying time.
Ginger Ginger 9 years
I have a couple of friends who have beat malignant brain tumors, albeit they were younger. Hope it goes well. There is a section on his website for people to leave good wishes for him if they want.
kikidawn kikidawn 9 years
This is so sad to hear about. My thoughts and prayers are with him and his family.
Jillness Jillness 9 years
Shanabbey, I am so sorry to hear that. I hope Kennedy's health improves soon.
Beauty Beauty 9 years
I'm sad to hear about this.
Bettyesque Bettyesque 9 years
Truly sad.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 9 years
so sorry Shana, my dad passed away from lung Cancer, its always hard to lose a parent.
Shanabbey1215 Shanabbey1215 9 years
My dad had this kind of tumor and unfortunately it is not a great kind of cancer. It can be quite debilitating, my dad was unable to walk steady and often suffered from seizures. From date of diagnosis until his death was 8 months. But they have made some great strides in treatment since he passed away 6 years ago.
MartiniLush MartiniLush 9 years
Wow, that is just awful. Praying for him and his family that treatment is successful.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 9 years
Wow thats awful, I hope the chemo and radiation go well, hopefully its operable. Not a big kennedy fan politic wise but my prayers are with them!
ALSW ALSW 9 years
That's horrible. I hope that he gets better soon.
karebear25 karebear25 9 years
I really hope that he will be able to beat this. This is very sad news today. Get well soon, we need you.
mini_pixie mini_pixie 9 years
my sympathy to him and his family. get well soon.
Bookish Bookish 9 years
That's awful. I hope his treatment goes well.
hausfrau hausfrau 9 years
Oh my gosh, thats terible. I hope they caught it early enough.
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