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article imageFormer Toronto mayor Rob Ford tells media his cancer is back

By Marcus Hondro     Nov 1, 2015 in Politics
The news for Rob Ford is not good as his rare form of cancer is back and he must again endure chemotherapy. The clearly distraught former Toronto mayor informed the media of this latest development on Thursday.
Ford cancer is back
Speaking at a press conference outside Toronto's Mount Sinai Hospital, Ford said he received the news from doctors that a new cancerous tumour has been found on his bladder.
Ford said he's been in pain for weeks and told media that after tests his doctors are now "99 percent" certain a return of the cancer is behind the pain. At times near tears, the 46-year-old father of two vowed to fight on.
"We're praying that it's benign but you've got to deal with the realistic part of things and (be) 99 percent sure it's malignant," Ford said.
"It's emotional. I worked so hard to get to this point. I was getting in better shape, I was feeling great, better than I ever have in my life, and now I'm just right back to square one. I have to start all over."
Rare form of cancer
In September of 2014, after months of abdominal pain, Ford was diagnosed with a rare form of soft-tissue cancer in the abdomen called pleomorphic liposarcoma. After rounds of chemotherapy he underwent life-saving surgery last May and the remainder of the tumour was removed.
The illness forced Ford to drop out of the 2014 Toronto mayor race — later won by John Tory — but he ran for council in Etobicoke's Ward 2 and won by a wide margin.
Last week despite the pain and having to deal with this new diagnosis, Ford was soon back to his job as a councillor, criticizing the spending habits of council and urging more fiscal restraint.
On a personal level, he said he wakes every morning ready to do the things his children want to do. Mr. Ford urged people to live each day to the fullest.
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