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Prognosis Usually Bleak for Condition, a Glioma
NY Times ^ | May 21, 2008 | LAWRENCE K. ALTMAN and ANAHAD O’CONNOR

Posted on 05/20/2008 7:42:41 PM PDT by neverdem

The statement that Senator Edward M. Kennedy’s 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. Kennedy’s 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 tumor’s 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...

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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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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: brain; cancer; glioma; health; kennedy; medicine; tedkennedy; uncleteddy
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1 posted on 05/20/2008 7:45:42 PM PDT by neverdem
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To: neverdem

The wrong person got out of the car back in 1969.

Everything Teddy has done since then has been to hurt the USA.


2 posted on 05/20/2008 7:52:53 PM PDT by Travis McGee (--- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com ---)
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To: neverdem

Psalms
Chapter 6
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.


3 posted on 05/20/2008 7:55:31 PM PDT by Philo-Junius (One precedent creates another. They soon accumulate and constitute law.)
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To: neverdem

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.


4 posted on 05/20/2008 7:55:53 PM PDT by Don'tMessWithTexas
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To: neverdem
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In before the ZOT?

5 posted on 05/20/2008 7:56:53 PM PDT by JOE6PAK (My own business bores me to death; I prefer other people's.)
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To: JOE6PAK

In before the mods...


6 posted on 05/20/2008 7:59:13 PM PDT by mass55th
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To: Travis McGee
"The wrong person got out of the car back in 1969.

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.

7 posted on 05/20/2008 7:59:54 PM PDT by davisfh ( Islam is a serious mental illness)
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To: Don'tMessWithTexas

Ditto.


8 posted on 05/20/2008 8:00:51 PM PDT by library user
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To: davisfh

I would not feel compelled to talk about the nice things Pol Pot did during his life, at his death.


9 posted on 05/20/2008 8:02:14 PM PDT by Travis McGee (--- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com ---)
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To: neverdem

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.


10 posted on 05/20/2008 8:03:19 PM PDT by ucsd1974 (Power to the people!)
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To: neverdem

God Bless Ted Kennedy


11 posted on 05/20/2008 8:03:58 PM PDT by al baby (Hi mom)
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To: Travis McGee
Re: The wrong person got out of the car back in 1969.

Everything Teddy has done since then has been to hurt the USA.

Wanted to jot this down before the mods delete it.

12 posted on 05/20/2008 8:09:35 PM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: al baby

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.


13 posted on 05/20/2008 8:10:40 PM PDT by Travis McGee (--- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com ---)
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To: Bender2

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?


14 posted on 05/20/2008 8:12:36 PM PDT by Travis McGee (--- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com ---)
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To: Travis McGee

What’s one brain destroyed compared to an entire nation?


15 posted on 05/20/2008 8:15:08 PM PDT by The Duke (I have met the enemy, and he is named 'Apathy'!)
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To: neverdem

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.


16 posted on 05/20/2008 8:15:33 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: neverdem

He’s lived a full 76 years.

A privilege denied to untold millions.


17 posted on 05/20/2008 8:16:46 PM PDT by exit82 (People get the government they deserve. And they are about to get it--in spades.)
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To: al baby

May the Lord bless the cowardly murderer.


18 posted on 05/20/2008 8:17:57 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: Travis McGee
You should have seen some of the Early posts!
19 posted on 05/20/2008 8:19:40 PM PDT by JOE6PAK (My own business bores me to death; I prefer other people's.)
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To: Travis McGee

I personally cannot think of a more deserving person for this to have happened to.


20 posted on 05/20/2008 8:19:40 PM PDT by Newtoidaho (Liberals to America: "Drop dead!")
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To: neverdem
As a medical professional it is my professional opinion upon studying the location of the tumor and the type of tumor that it was caused by crushing empty beer cans against the side of the head.
21 posted on 05/20/2008 8:20:28 PM PDT by bilhosty
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To: Travis McGee
"Is there some PC rule on FR that says that when an evil man gets sick, we must pretend he was saint?"

I was under the impression that comments weren't supposed to assert violence or acts of violence, nor profanity. So far I haven't heard anyone call Ted a profane word or name, nor have I read any comment proposing violence against his person.

22 posted on 05/20/2008 8:20:33 PM PDT by mass55th
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To: neverdem

Pray for his coversion people!


23 posted on 05/20/2008 8:20:40 PM PDT by Pyro7480 ("If the angels could be jealous of men, they would be so for one reason: Holy Communion." -M. Kolbe)
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To: exit82
"He’s lived a full 76 years. A privilege denied to untold millions."

No one in my immediate family has lived to be that age. Since longevity doesn't run in my family, I doubt I'll get to be that age either.

24 posted on 05/20/2008 8:22:05 PM PDT by mass55th
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To: Newtoidaho

Personally, I’d prefer to have seen him slip off a dock in a drunken stupor, and wrap himself up in a lobster pot line about ten feet underwater.

Maybe then, he’d get a flash of MaryJo’s face. At last.


25 posted on 05/20/2008 8:22:20 PM PDT by Travis McGee (--- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com ---)
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To: neverdem

Get your kicks in now gang. This thread wont last long.


26 posted on 05/20/2008 8:22:22 PM PDT by JOE6PAK (My own business bores me to death; I prefer other people's.)
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To: neverdem

Don’t like Ted, but this is a bad thing to happen to anyone. However, I would feel worse were he not a 76 year-old multi-millionaire.


27 posted on 05/20/2008 8:22:25 PM PDT by Conservomax (There are no solutions, only trade-offs.)
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To: JOE6PAK

Why? The PC police?

Telling the truth is now verboten?

“You know, Hitler was great around children, and he really loved dogs. And that autobahn! Great highway!”


28 posted on 05/20/2008 8:23:32 PM PDT by Travis McGee (--- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com ---)
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To: exit82

good point, how did he not drop dead of a heart attack 10 years ago?


29 posted on 05/20/2008 8:23:43 PM PDT by Conservomax (There are no solutions, only trade-offs.)
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To: mass55th
Is there some PC rule on FR that says that when an evil man gets sick, we must pretend he was saint?

Are you old enough to remember when JFK was assassinated? I am. He was a crappy president and then after his death, he was Saint JFK.

30 posted on 05/20/2008 8:26:16 PM PDT by Graybeard58
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To: Graybeard58

Yep, I was in highschool when JFK was killed. I remember it like it was yesterday. Ah yes, the myth of Camelot. Another pile of crap sold by the media.


31 posted on 05/20/2008 8:29:08 PM PDT by mass55th
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To: Travis McGee

Someone smarter than me said that, “the Lord works in mysterious ways.”

May God have mercy on him and his family.


32 posted on 05/20/2008 8:29:11 PM PDT by neverdem (I'm praying for a Divine Intervention.)
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To: Travis McGee

Sure, and when the people over at DU say evil things about conservatives that have fallen ill, they are evil.


33 posted on 05/20/2008 8:29:39 PM PDT by trumandogz ("He is erratic. He is hotheaded. He loses his temper and it worries me." Sen Cochran on McCain)
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To: Travis McGee
Hitler was great around children, and he really loved dogs. And that autobahn! Great highway!”

And he made the trains run on time. Wait a minute, that was that other good fellow, Benito Mussolini.

34 posted on 05/20/2008 8:29:41 PM PDT by Graybeard58
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To: trumandogz
I'm not “saying evil things” about TK, I am honestly reporting his record.

If his record is evil, as in his cutting off funding to the RVN, then I will not apologize for being truthful.

If you want to be a PC lapdog, that's up to you. I'm not playing. TK did horrible, evil things during his entire career in the Senate. Many of America's current deep problems stem from bills he sponsored or supported.

And the millions murdered in SE Asia after his colossal act of treachery and dishonor are still dead.

35 posted on 05/20/2008 8:33:55 PM PDT by Travis McGee (--- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com ---)
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To: Travis McGee

I am not a big fan of Teddy’s either but he is in my prayers.

Was it Evil for Gov, Reagan to sign a bill liberalizing the California Abortion laws in 1967?


36 posted on 05/20/2008 8:36:47 PM PDT by trumandogz ("He is erratic. He is hotheaded. He loses his temper and it worries me." Sen Cochran on McCain)
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To: Travis McGee

We all deserve death; it’s foolish to split hairs about who deserves to die first.

Not one Vietnamese or Cambodian will be brought back to life by whooping about the old man’s bleak prognosis.


37 posted on 05/20/2008 8:36:56 PM PDT by Philo-Junius (One precedent creates another. They soon accumulate and constitute law.)
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To: neverdem

Ted led a wasted life causing untold damage and destruction to millions.


38 posted on 05/20/2008 8:38:14 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heros have always been cowboys--Reagan and Bush)
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To: neverdem

Since Teddy is an Irishman I will wish him well.


39 posted on 05/20/2008 8:39:18 PM PDT by CalifChris
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To: davisfh
I'm not one of them either. The MSM will canonize him now that it appears he may be terminal, but even a simple random search though the C-SPAN archives would pick up some of Ted's vitriolic and personal attacks on Republicans, judicial nominees and conservative political leaders. I'm not keen on seeing anyone suffer this kind of fate, but we can pray for his physical recovery while retaining an objective, critical sense of revulsion at his tactics (e.g., the "Robert Bork's America" smear, etc., etc., etc., ad nauseum, ad infinitum).
40 posted on 05/20/2008 8:40:02 PM PDT by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: Philo-Junius

I’m not “whooping” about an old man’s bleak prognosis.

I’m simply not putting on blinders, and pretending a real bastard was a belated saint.

From Mary Jo Kopechne to SE Asia to immigration and welfare and quotas and on and on, his record has meant death and sowing the seeds of future disaster.

Forgive me for not putting on my rose colored sunglasses for his wake and singing Danny Boy with you.

I remember his record.


41 posted on 05/20/2008 8:41:44 PM PDT by Travis McGee (--- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com ---)
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To: Philo-Junius

How nice for him that he got to become old...to have grandkids...to live a very privledged life!


42 posted on 05/20/2008 8:42:23 PM PDT by bannie (clintons CHEAT! It's their only weapon.; & Barry/Barack has two faces.)
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To: trumandogz

btt


43 posted on 05/20/2008 8:42:26 PM PDT by Ciexyz
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To: trumandogz
It was one of RR’s mistakes, corrected later. Like his regretted mistake with the first mass amnesty, and his mistake in hightailing it out of Beirut.

Leavened by an entire life and body of works that supported life, supported the military, supported personal responsibility and freedom around the world.

Unlike TK, whose lifetime body of works was to sow disaster and run away from responsibility.

44 posted on 05/20/2008 8:44:09 PM PDT by Travis McGee (--- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com ---)
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To: Travis McGee
Re: 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?

They have deleted a lot of stuff said about Teddy lately that was both true and less to the point than your "The wrong person got out of the car back in 1969." & "Everything Teddy has done since then has been to hurt the USA." comments.

I agree and would say more, but I am standing by my late Mother's old adage that if you cannot find anything nice to say about someone, then do not say anything!

So I am closed mouth on this

45 posted on 05/20/2008 8:44:36 PM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: Travis McGee

When a man is discovered to have cancer, the pertinent fact is that he is a dying man, not whether he is a dying good man or dying bad man.

God will judge him soon enough.


46 posted on 05/20/2008 8:48:30 PM PDT by Philo-Junius (One precedent creates another. They soon accumulate and constitute law.)
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To: Travis McGee

AMEN!


47 posted on 05/20/2008 8:48:47 PM PDT by Empireoftheatom48 (Tag line under construction Please watch your step, not responsible for any accidents)
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To: neverdem

Teddy was a disaster for America. God is more forgiving than I am. May Teddy find faith before he dies.

That is an awful cancer. He likely has less than 6 months.


48 posted on 05/20/2008 8:50:16 PM PDT by Doctor Don
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To: Travis McGee

Again, I am no fan of TK who with Bush gave us No Child Left Behind and damn near gave us an Amnesty Bill.

However, because of those things he is simply a misguided politician. Perhaps, he will come to grips with his mistakes but neither RR, GWB or TK are Evil.


49 posted on 05/20/2008 8:50:45 PM PDT by trumandogz ("He is erratic. He is hotheaded. He loses his temper and it worries me." Sen Cochran on McCain)
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To: Philo-Junius

Sorry I don’t agree. Now is when the MSM will be laying in the mythology about Saint Teddy the Benificent.

Now is exactly when we need to remind Americans that he was a scoundrel and a cad, before the false history is carved into stone.

Pol Pot also died an old man, in ill health. And I spit on his grave.


50 posted on 05/20/2008 8:50:50 PM PDT by Travis McGee (--- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com ---)
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