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    Senator Edward Kennedy diagnosed with brain tumor; prognosis seen as poor

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    May 20, 2008 04:32 PM
    By Carey Goldberg and Brian Mooney, Globe Staff

    US Senator Edward M. Kennedy, the veteran lawmaker from Massachusetts who is the last surviving brother in the legendary Kennedy family, has been diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor, his doctors said today.

    Specialists in Boston and around the country said the information released indicated that Kennedy has terminal cancer and might have only a limited time to live.

    Kennedy's doctors at Massachusetts General Hospital, who had been investigating the cause of a seizure that led to Kennedy's hospitalization this weekend, said that preliminary results from a brain biopsy indicated the seizure had been caused by a tumor in the top left portion of his brain.

    The usual course of treatment for the tumor -- a malignant glioma -- includes combinations of various forms of radiation and chemotherapy, Dr. Lee Schwamm, vice chairman of the neurology department at the hospital, and Dr. Larry Ronan, Kennedy's primary care physician, said in a statement.

    The doctors said decisions regarding the best course of treatment for the 76-year-old senator would be determined after further testing and analysis.

    But other specialists said that the diagnostic details released by the hospital indicated that Kennedy has terminal brain cancer and most likely less than three years to live -- perhaps much less.
     
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    I've said my prayers for the man. Can't stomach much of his politics, but you're a real lowlife if you rejoice at this type of dianogsis on someone who is, despite his failings, a man.

    Let us wish Mr. Ted Kennedy well.
     
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    Can we be ambivalent ?

    I wish him the best ending to his life that is possible; however I'll be watching baseball tonight to avoid the certain ballwashing that is to come.
     
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    How many of these threads do we really need? There's the one about his seizures, the one Shmessy posted earlier, now this one.

    I can't stand the man, and honestly look forward to the day Ms. Kopecne gets to ask why he didn't try to help her.
     
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    Haha, feel however you want, I'm not the appropriate reaction police. I don't look forward to the grandiose and overblown stories about him either though, and I won't be watching them. I just know what some people will say, and I just think that restraint in a situation like this is the best for all involved.

    But that's just me.
     
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    The thread mentions that he has a tumor... That is news... Are multiple threads spraining your eyes somehow? Quit your bytching and don't enter them, drama queen.
     
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    When we make threads about all the children or young parents who die of cancer everyday I'll comment. Otherwise ... he's lived a good life ... why such horror when a human is ready to go to the other side?
     
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    Your a real humanitarian Paul,with a deep reservoir of compassion and good will. Someone just got a death sentence and in a backhanded way are looking forward to the day he dies.
     
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    Would never wish bad things on anyone, but some things are unforgivable.. so it is best I keep my mouth shut as FTW said, do what Bambi's mother suggested.
     
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    Never ever claimed to be a humanitarian, to have compassion or good will.

    And we're all under sentence of death. Act accordingly.

    (To paraphrase Nicholson in The Departed).
     
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    "OHHHHHH THE PAAAAAINNNNNN!"

    Get a grip, PC, I think one day you might fall right off the stage.
     
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    So your sig really applies to you. No wonder you mentioned before you were seen as arrogant,I believe it was arrogant. What ever it was your it.
     
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    Politics aside, I wish his family the strength to endure the coming hardship, and for him to have a dignified journey from this life to the next, with as little pain and discomfort as possible.

    I would also like to point out, ONCE AGAIN, my brilliance in clearly seeing an understanding the big picture before anyone else. This should once again firmly entrench me as among the most perceptive here for those few remaining doubters out there.
     
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    No, it wasn't arrogant.
     
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    While it doesn't look good, he isn't necessarily dying yet. Chemo could work and right now he plans to be back in the senate as early as June.
     
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    Well i guess you came pretty damb close.
     
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    For most of my life, I was a staunch Republican who didn't like

    liberals like Ted Kennedy. As a much older person, I now question

    where Franklin Rosevelt is when we need him to bail the country out.

    Ted Kennedy has been willing to state his views even though they go

    against the grain.
     
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    Arrogant would be better than what you said( I'll find it) or what you have proven to be.
     
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    As for me I liked some of the things he's done,and i think it is a sad thing to see anyone (even paul) have to go through something like this. Because in the end who does the bell toll for ? It tolls for thee.
     
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    The hospital that he is at better have double security on the pharmacy with Patrick roaming the corridors.
     

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