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article imageDoug says brother Rob Ford faces surgery in effort to beat cancer

By Marcus Hondro     Nov 28, 2014 in Politics
The cancerous tumor that sits in Rob Ford is not getting smaller, his brother Doug Ford told the media on Thursday. Rob is expected to undergo a fifth round of chemotherapy before moving on to other treatment options.
Doug said he has spoken with his brother's doctor and was told that though the tumor continues to resist treatment in that it remains essentially the same size, the treatment does seem to have stopped the tumor from spreading.
Next up for Rob, Doug said the doctors told him, is another round of chemotherapy and then they will be moving on to radiation and surgery. "“I have total confidence in Mount Sinai,” Doug Ford said.
In September, Rob, the outgoing mayor of Toronto, was diagnosed with a rare form of soft-tissue cancer in his abdomen called pleomorphic liposarcoma. He dropped out of the Mayor's race to be replaced by Doug, who was beaten by John Tory.
Rob Ford, despite his illness, ran for council in Ward 2 in Etobicoke, and won. He is supposed to take office on December 2, also his final day as mayor.
Meanwhile, Doug Ford was rumored to be about to throw his hat into the ring for the leadership of the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party but yesterday he said he will not run, in part because he wants more family time. He threw his support behind candidate Christine Elliot and said he will bring along as many people to the PC party from Ford Nation as he can.
The older brother Doug, 50, said that the decision not to run didn't sit well with his kid brother, 45. "Honestly, Rob wasn't happy that I wasn't running," Doug said.
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