It has just been reported that Sen Edward Kennedy has a "Glioma Brain Tumor" This is extremely serious and the prognosis is general unfavorable. Our prayers go out to him and his family.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Massachusetts Sen. Edward Kennedy has a malignant brain tumor, his doctors said on Tuesday, of a type considered potentially very dangerous.
Kennedy has a glioma and likely will require chemotherapy and radiation therapy, neurologist Dr. Lee Schwamm of Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, and Dr. Larry Ronan, a primary physician there, said in a statement.
Kennedy, 76, has been hospitalized since he had a seizure on Saturday. He was airlifted to Massachusetts General Hospital on Saturday morning after being rushed by ambulance to a local hospital near his family's Cape Cod vacation compound.
A malignant tumor is active, as opposed to benign tumors which are usually, but not always, harmless. It will require treatment.
Perhaps you all remember that we had to put our Golden down a few weeks back. She was fairly old and began having seizures. Barring toxicity of some sort it's generally indicative of a brain tumor and was the first thing I thought of when I heard that Sen. Kennedy had experienced multiple seizures.