Skip to comments.Prognosis Usually Bleak for Condition, a Glioma
Posted on 05/20/2008 7:42:41 PM PDT by neverdem
The statement that Senator Edward M. Kennedys doctors issued on Tuesday made clear that his malignant tumor was a glioma, a cancer that arises in the brain and that often carries a bleak prognosis.
Gliomas occur more frequently with advancing age, and studies have shown that in general patients in their 70s fare less well than those 45 and younger. Still, the statement also said Mr. Kennedy, 76, was in good spirits and full of energy and walking around his room at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.
Mr. Kennedys glioma is in the parietal area in the upper part of the left side of his brain, above the ear. This area of the brain involves motor control and ability to understand language, among other functions.
Malignant brain tumors rarely spread elsewhere in the body. But like the root of a plant, cancerous brain tumors can invade nearby areas in the brain.
Gliomas are categorized by subtypes and by a numerical gradation based on how aggressive they appear. But the doctors did not provide these details or the tumors size, saying only that the diagnosis was made by removing a small piece of the cancer in a biopsy, which followed a series of other tests that began after Mr...
Mr. Kennedy underwent surgery seven months ago at the same hospital to restore blood flow through a narrowed carotid artery in his neck and to prevent a possible stroke. He had no symptoms at the time, the hospital said.
As part of the testing for that procedure, Mr. Kennedy very likely had an M.R.I. brain scan, Dr. Keith L. Black, director of neurosurgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, said in answer to a question. Because gliomas are fast-growing cancers, it is possible...
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The wrong person got out of the car back in 1969.
Everything Teddy has done since then has been to hurt the USA.
For the leader; with stringed instruments, “upon the eighth.” A psalm of David.
Do not reprove me in your anger, LORD, nor punish me in your wrath. Have pity on me, LORD, for I am weak; heal me, LORD, for my bones are trembling. In utter terror is my soul— and you, LORD, how long...?Turn, LORD, save my life; in your mercy rescue me. For who among the dead remembers you? Who praises you in Sheol? I am wearied with sighing; all night long tears drench my bed; my couch is soaked with weeping. My eyes are dimmed with sorrow, worn out because of all my foes. Away from me, all who do evil! The LORD has heard my weeping. The LORD has heard my prayer; the LORD takes up my plea. My foes will be terrified and disgraced; all will fall back in sudden shame.
I passionately disagree with Ted on just about everything, but I am truly saddened to hear of this. My prayers go out to him and his family.
In before the ZOT?
In before the mods...
Everything Teddy has done since then has been to hurt the USA."
There are those who inhabit this forum who will berate you for your lack of sensitivity. I am not one of those.
I would not feel compelled to talk about the nice things Pol Pot did during his life, at his death.
This is the worst type of primary brain malignancy. it tends to spread in a crab-like (hence the name cancer) to surrounding brain tissue. Surgical excision, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy all tend to be palliative rather than curative. Best wishes from a conservativebCalifornia physician to our liberal friend and his family.
God Bless Ted Kennedy
Wanted to jot this down before the mods delete it.
Should the millions of SE Asians who were killed or spent years in “reeducation camps” after Ted Kennedy led the charge to stab them in the back and cut of funding to the RVN all bless him?
Would you say good things about Pol Pot if you heard he had a brain tumor? Teddy Kennedy was Pol Pot’s biggest enabler. All of that blood is on BOTH of their hands.
Why would the mods delete it? What is not true about it?
Is there some PC rule on FR that says that when an evil man gets sick, we must pretend he was saint?
What’s one brain destroyed compared to an entire nation?
Parietal Lobe Tumors
Seizures, speech disturbances if the tumor is in the dominant (usually left) hemisphere, and loss of ability to write(agraphia) are common symptoms. Spatial disorders, such as difficulty with body orientation in space or recognition of body parts, may also occur.
He’s lived a full 76 years.
A privilege denied to untold millions.
May the Lord bless the cowardly murderer.
I personally cannot think of a more deserving person for this to have happened to.