Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Senator Edward (Ted) Kennedy Has a Brain Tumor

It was just announced on TV, and has only hit a few Internet papers, but Sen. Ted Kennedy has a cancerous brain tumor. Please pray for him, and his family. As you may know, the 76 year old is the last of the four famous Kennedy bothers, and is an icon. His most famous brother was John Kennedy, a former president who was assassinated in 1963. The Kennedy family has been plagued by tragic deaths. He has been an outspoken, highly reverie, Democrat Senator for almost 50 years. He also ran for president in 1980.

BOSTON (AP) — Doctors say Sen. Edward Kennedy has a brain tumor.
by Glen Johnson

"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..."

Other Articles:

Factbox: Sen. Edward Kennedy

CNN- Doctors: Ted Kennedy has brain tumor


LadyBanana said...

I've heard of the Kennedys, and I must say I thought they were all passed on by now...

Bad news...

Awake In Rochester said...

Hi LadyBanana,

No, the Kennedys are still political royalty here. Teddy is the last of the famous 4 brothers.

Debo Hobo said...

The Kennedy's are the closest thing we have to royalty around here. It is sad, even sadders as he will know he is dying unlike his brothers who fortunately didn't feel a thing.

Awake In Rochester said...

Hi Debo Hobo,

Yes, unfortunately it doesn't seem like he will have a quick death. I remember on TV, they predicted a cure for cancer in the year 2010. We are close to that year, but unfortunately not a cure.

Deb said...

terrible news