Ted Kennedy's cancer in remission

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In summary, Senator Edward Kennedy's brain cancer is in remission and he is expected to return to the Senate after the Memorial Day recess to lead healthcare reform. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has confirmed that Kennedy's wife informed him of his improved health and he is undergoing standard treatment. However, Reid's office has clarified that he misspoke and looks forward to Kennedy's return based on his doctors' assessments.
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http://thehill.com/leading-the-news/kennedys-cancer-in-remission-2009-05-19.html

Sen. Edward Kennedy’s brain cancer is in remission and he is expected back in the Senate after the Memorial Day recess to spearhead healthcare reform, according to Democratic colleagues.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Tuesday that he spoke with Kennedy’s wife, Vicki, in the past few days and was told the 77-year-old lawmaker is “doing fine.”

Reid said Kennedy’s cancer is in remission and added that while the lawmaker is going through another regiment of treatment, the procedure “is not unusual.”
 
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I wouldn't trust ANYTHING that Harry Reid said...
 
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chemisttree said:
I wouldn't trust ANYTHING that Harry Reid said...

A good policy.

http://www.cbsnews.com/blogs/2009/05/19/politics/politicalhotsheet/entry5026049.shtml

Reid's office, however, said the senator misspoke, and released the following statement: "Senator Reid will leave the diagnosing to doctors. But he does look forward to the prospect of Senator Kennedy's return to the Senate as soon as he is able."

How do you even make a mistake like that?
 

1. What type of cancer did Ted Kennedy have?

Ted Kennedy was diagnosed with a malignant glioma, a type of brain cancer, in May 2008.

2. What treatment did Ted Kennedy receive for his cancer?

Ted Kennedy underwent surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy to treat his cancer.

3. Is Ted Kennedy's cancer currently in remission?

Yes, Ted Kennedy's cancer is currently in remission. He announced in June 2009 that his latest MRI showed no signs of cancer.

4. What does it mean for cancer to be in remission?

Remission means that there are no longer any signs or symptoms of cancer in the body. However, it is important to continue monitoring and follow-up care to ensure the cancer does not return.

5. What is the prognosis for Ted Kennedy's cancer in remission?

The prognosis for Ted Kennedy's cancer in remission is positive. However, as with any cancer, there is always a chance of recurrence and it is important for him to continue with regular check-ups and follow-up care with his medical team.

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