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News Ted Kennedy has a brain tumor

  1. May 20, 2008 #1

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    His recent seizure probably resulted from the tumor. A close friend of mine died of glioblastoma several years ago. It was pretty aggressive and her doctors gave her 6 months - the cute little scrapper took 18. I miss her.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080520/ap_on_re_us/kennedy;_ylt=ApBX4s57twwVphIPFPb0q7qs0NUE [Broken]
     
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  3. May 20, 2008 #2
    Cue Hillary saying "See? That's why he endorsed Obama! Vote for me instead!"
     
  4. May 20, 2008 #3

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    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080520/ap_on_go_co/kennedy [Broken]

    If he's already had a seizure due to the tumor, it would seem that it is relatively advanced. Presumably he needs surgery if he wishes to buy time, but that my depend on the location of the tumor.

    So we wait to see if he resigns or continues to stay in office through the Nov. election or beyond.
     
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  5. May 21, 2008 #4

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    When one of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glial_cell" [Broken] goes bad it goes really bad. I've known a few people that had glial blastoma type cancers and one with an astrocytoma. What a terrible thing.

    http://www.braintumorfoundation.org/tumors/primer.htm" [Broken]
     
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  6. May 22, 2008 #5
    There have been good advances with treating gliomas using I-131 labeled scorpion venom. Not a surefire cure, but at least it holds promise.
     
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