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    Exclamation Senator Edward Kennedy has a brain tumor (updated w/ article)

    I literally just heard it on the news. The brain tumor is malignant. It's on CNN right now (the regular CNN, NOT Headline News). I'll get an article to it, as soon as one comes up.


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    Doctors: Ted Kennedy has brain tumor

    The Associated Press
    1:23 PM EDT, May 20, 2008

    Sen. Edward M. Kennedy has a malignant brain tumor.

    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, they said.

    His treatment will be decided after more tests but the usual course includes combinations of radiation and chemotherapy.

    The 76-year-old senator has been hospitalized in Boston since Saturday, when he was airlifted from Cape Cod after a seizure at his home.

    His wife and children have been with him each day but have made no public statements.

    His doctors said in a statement released to The Associated Press that he has had no further seizures, is in good spirits and is resting comfortably.

    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.


    Doctors: Ted Kennedy has brain tumor -- -- Newsday.com
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    Wow. Prayers for him and his family. My mom passed away from a brain tumor. I was grateful for the time I got with her.

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    I have a feeling he isn't going to last for a whole lot longer. Sorry about your mom, TKDGirl.

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    didn't he kill a girl and ruin a whole bunch of other lives. he's lucky he's lived this long karma-wise and all.
    whats with kennedy worship?!

    the only good one is Maria Shrivers mom who started the special olympics and that environmentalist Robert F. Kennedy Jr. with the funny voice; he seems cool

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    I'm sorry for anyone that's gone through this.

    That said,He's an asshole.
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    My Grandpa had stroke like symptoms last week, turns out it's brain cancer. Less than 4 weeks to live. Seizures in old people are more than likely brain tumors, or so I'm hearing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NicoleWasHere View Post
    I have a feeling he isn't going to last for a whole lot longer. Sorry about your mom, TKDGirl.
    Thanks, NWH. It was ten years ago. But in many ways, seems like yesterday. She was 57.

    Whatever treatment the Kennedy's choose (if they choose one), it will be difficult to go through.

    Quote Originally Posted by louiswinthorpe111 View Post
    My Grandpa had stroke like symptoms last week, turns out it's brain cancer. Less than 4 weeks to live. Seizures in old people are more than likely brain tumors, or so I'm hearing.
    I am so sorry to hear this. Please accept my prayers and thoughts.

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    From what I've heard the tumor is positioned in the part of
    the brain that controls speech, the parietal lobe. If that's
    true, that could potentially be disastrous for a man like
    Kennedy, who's known for his oratory talent.
    But then: first things first; treatment and survival.....
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    Louis and tkd--I am truly sorry! Not a fun thing to go through, for anyone in the family. Please accept my condolences and thoughts.

    But, Alice is right about this guy--he's outlived karma by a few decades. He lived a charmed life (by most accounts) even after the 'accident'. I don't wish this on ANYONE, but he's lived a good life. Just saying..

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    Kennedy curse strikes again.

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    im sorry to you guys too Louis and tkdgirl thats horrible!!!!

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    its Marilyn; she got to Joe, RFK and JFK

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    Quote Originally Posted by HWBL View Post
    From what I've heard the tumor is positioned in the part of
    the brain that controls speech, the parietal lobe. If that's
    true, that could potentially be disastrous for a man like
    Kennedy, who's known for his oratory talent.
    But then: first things first; treatment and survival.....
    Yes, this is correct. It is exactly the same place my mom's was. If they had attempted to remove the entire tumor (the size of a golf ball), she would have lost her ability to speak. Hers was called a giant cell glioblastoma. Even if they managed to remove the tumor, the 'tentacles' would have remained and the tumor would have come back.

    Living with and through a malignant brain tumor is brutal for everyone. I hope the family and Ted find some peace along the way.

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    This is really bad news. I feel for him and his family.

    I'm also sorry to hear about others here who have had loved ones with malignant brain tumors.

    My frst husband died of a malignant brain tumor (astrocytoma grade 3) at age 33, 28 months after diagnosis. It was the size of 2 golf balls and we had no idea he had anything wrong until he bent down to pick up a newspaper and went blind. It's a horrible diagnosis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quazar View Post
    This is really bad news. I feel for him and his family.

    I'm also sorry to hear about others here who have had loved ones with malignant brain tumors.

    My frst husband died of a malignant brain tumor (astrocytoma grade 3) at age 33, 28 months after diagnosis. It was the size of 2 golf balls and we had no idea he had anything wrong until he bent down to pick up a newspaper and went blind. It's a horrible diagnosis.
    Holy crap! That must've scared the shit out of everybody!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Quazar View Post
    This is really bad news. I feel for him and his family.

    I'm also sorry to hear about others here who have had loved ones with malignant brain tumors.

    My frst husband died of a malignant brain tumor (astrocytoma grade 3) at age 33, 28 months after diagnosis. It was the size of 2 golf balls and we had no idea he had anything wrong until he bent down to pick up a newspaper and went blind. It's a horrible diagnosis.
    Wow. I am so sorry for your loss.

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    is strong enough to take everything you have. ~Thomas Jefferson

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