What Fresh Hell Is This?

May 20, 2008

Sen. Kennedy has malignant brain tumor

From the Associated Press:
BOSTON - A cancerous brain tumor caused the seizure Sen. Edward M. Kennedy suffered over the weekend, doctors said Tuesday in a grim diagnosis for one of American politics' most enduring figures.

Doctors for the Massachusetts Democrat say tests conducted after Kennedy suffered a seizure this weekend show a tumor in his left parietal lobe. Preliminary results from a biopsy of the brain identified the cause of the seizure as a malignant glioma.His treatment will be decided after more tests but the usual course includes combinations of radiation and chemotherapy.


Malignant gliomas are a type of brain cancer diagnosed in about 9,000 Americans a year — and the most common type among adults. It's a starting diagnosis: How well patients fare depends on what specific tumor type is determined by further testing.

Average survival can range from less than a year for very advanced and aggressive types — such as glioblastomas — or to about five years for different types that are slower growing.


jaywillie said...

Here's to Ted and hoping for the best.

Matt H said...

Ted is a great guy.

Sherry said...

i am sending good thoughts his way.

Anonymous said...

You guys, such hippocrates! youn all talked like he was a fucking idiot before he endorsed Obama.

He was chicken-shit when hs piece of ass was drownng. You said that before, Oh myGod, he loves O. Now we all tear up? CRAPOLA

Anonymous said...

Retired Millhunk-
Prayers for Senator Kennedy