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article imageUpdated: Sen. Ted Kennedy Diagnosed with Malignant Brain Tumor

By Samantha A. Torrence     May 20, 2008 in Health
Sen. Ted Kennedy was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor in the left Parietal Lobe. Treatment will take place and doctors are considering surgery or chemotherapy.
It was announced Tuesday that Sen. Ted Kennedy was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor in the left Parietal Lobe. Sen. Kennedy was hospitalized last Saturday in Boston after suffering a seizure, tests ruled out a stroke but brought light to his current condition. The 76-year-old may be subject to treatments that range from Chemotherapy to surgery.
On May 17, Kennedy fell ill and was taken to cape Cod Hospital.
The malignant gliomas are diagnosed in 9,000 Americans a year. This basic diagnosis can be further categorized and Sen. Kennedy's lifespan is dependent upon what type of tumor as well as his overall health and ability to fight.
Updated: Reports given to Fox News now say the Brain Tumor may be inoperable. Sen. Kennedy is reported to be in good and fighting spirit. It has been said that he has anywhere from 12 months - 5 years left to live. Rumor in the Senate has pegged his condition as being fatal within 18 - 24 months.
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