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article imageToronto's Mayor Ford admitted to hospital for tumour

By KJ Mullins     Sep 10, 2014 in Politics
Toronto - Mayor Rob Ford has been admitted to Humber River Hospital after doctors discovered a tumour. Ford had gone to the emergency room earlier Wednesday because of abdominal pain.
Mayor Rob Ford went to hospital after increasing abdominal pain according to his brother Doug. Ford had been experiencing the pain for several months which increased in the past 24 hours. In 2009 Ford had surgery on his small intestine.
According to Ford's lawyer the mayor was in good spirits while working hard on his Mayoral campaign over the past few days. On Tuesday night he took part in a mayoral debate along with Chow and Tory.
In a statement by Humber River Hospital President & CEO Dr. Rueben Devlin stated, "Earlier today Mayor Rob Ford attended Humber River Hospital's Church Street Emergency Department, complaining of abdominal pains that have persisted for at least three months and have become worse in the last 24 hours. Examination and investigation has resulted in a working diagnosis of a tumor.
The Mayor has been admitted to allow for further investigation to obtain a definitive diagnosis."
Mayor Rob Ford went to hospital after increasing abdominal pain according to his brother Doug. Ford had been experiencing the pain for several months which increased in the past 24 hours.
Dr. Rueben Devlin joined Doug Ford at Humber River Hospital’s Church Street location Wednesday evening to discuss the mayor's condition.
Dr. Devlin said that after examination revealed that Ford has a tumour based on a CT scan. It was not a small tumour and doctors are investigating if there are additional tumours. A biopsy will be taking place. At this time it is not known what kind of tumour it is and if it cancerous. Ford's pain was in his left lower quadrant abdomen.
Doug Ford looking shaken said that Rob is in good spirits and thanked those for well wishes. The family is asking for a few days of privacy. There will be an announcement in the next week on if Ford will continue his campaign. Ford said that he and Rob had breakfast at Perkins prior to Ford going to hospital this morning.
Ford spent time in drug rehab earlier this summer following the release of a second video that allegedly showed the mayor smoking crack cocaine.
Since Ford's release from treatment he returned to campaigning for a second term as Toronto mayor. Ford is one of the front-runners along with John Tory and Olivia Chow.
Olivia Chow tweeted Wednesday night:
"My thoughts and hopes are with @TOMayorFord and his family for good news in the days ahead."
According to About Health abdominal pain is one of the most common symptoms of stomach, pancreatic, liver, bile duct and gallbladder cancers.
Mayor Ford's father passed away from colon cancer in 2006.
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