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Kennedy Diagnosed With Brain Cancer

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Posted on May 20, 2008
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Ted Kennedy’s doctors have revealed that the senator has a malignant brain tumor. They are conducting further tests to determine the exact type of glioma before deciding on a course of treatment. Kennedy was taken to the hospital after suffering a seizure on Saturday.


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The usual course of treatment includes combinations of radiation and chemotherapy, but Kennedy’s treatment will be decided after more tests.

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.

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By Conservative Yankee, May 21, 2008 at 8:12 am Link to this comment
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He’s been a Senator since 1962.

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By Allen Wood, May 20, 2008 at 4:45 pm Link to this comment
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Considering that chemo has maybe a 2% nationwide success rate coupled with a quality of life during treatment of something barely north of torture, I think that Mr. Kennedy should ask for some drugs to alleviate his pain, and tell the medical proffession just where to put this useless and costly (but very lucrative) treatment. There was a cure for cancer in the 1930’s but the big pharma companies quashed it. There is simply too much money being made by the illuminati in control to allow a cure. Everyone must continue to suffer while the satanists continue to laugh, and make money. Such is life in the big city!

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By supersusie, May 20, 2008 at 2:24 pm Link to this comment

How old is Senator Kennedy now?

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By Heather™, May 20, 2008 at 1:28 pm Link to this comment

I just want to say my heart and prayers go out to Sen. Edward Kennedy and family, wishing him Godspeed for a rapid recovery, He truly is A liberal Lion in the Senate. Here’s to him serving many more years there.

—Heather

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