Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Terrible News

In a report released today it has been learned that Edward Kennedy has a form of brain tumor known as malignant glioma in his left parietal lobe.

This in a report from the New York Times:
The doctors said on Tuesday that the senator was “in overall good condition,” had been walking around the hospital, and had suffered no more seizures since Saturday.

“The usual course of treatment includes combinations of various forms of radiation and chemotherapy,” Dr. Lee Schwamm, the vice chairman of neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital, and Dr. Larry Ronan, a primary care physician at the hospital, said in a statement issued Tuesday afternoon.

They also add this grim piece of news:
The National Cancer Institute says that malignant glioma is the most common form of brain cancer, accounting for about 9,000 cases diagnosed each year in the United States. The prognosis depends on the severity of the tumor, although the institute’s Web site says it is generally poor.

My sincerest wishes that he is able to make a fast and complete recovery!

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