Skip to comments.Report: Sen. Kennedy has a brain tumor
Posted on 05/20/2008 10:20:12 AM PDT by misterrob
Moderators note:This was the first real thread reporting the news today. It was locked for reasons that should be obvious to everyone by now. The Moderator who locked it is the level-headed Mod. I am the arbitrary and capricious Mod. If you choose to martyr yourself I am happy to oblige.
US Senator Edward M. Kennedy, the veteran lawmaker from Massachusetts who is the last surviving brother in the legendary Kennedy family, has been diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor, his doctors said today.
Specialists in Boston and around the country said the information released indicated that Kennedy has terminal cancer and might have only a limited time to live.
(Excerpt) Read more at boston.com ...
“Glioma blastoma rates at the top of aggressive brain tumors with very poor prognosis.”
Is that what he has? No, not good at all. Has anyone heard the size?
I am leaving aside personal feelings, so do not think this is meant to be vicious. It’s more making fun of yahoo’s poor word placement. I went to check my yahoo mail and the headline was cut off so it read Doctors say Senator Kennedy has a brain...
That said, I hope for the best for him.
I pray he is right with God before this is all over...
I lost my mother-in-law seven months ago to angiosarcoma that was caught too late. In six months she went from a bit of anemia and a sore back to dying while hooked to a ventilator after multiple surgeries.
This transcends politics and moves into the realm of simple humanity. I’ll be praying for Senator Kennedy to make a recovery from this, because this is something I just can’t bear to see anybody dealing with—even someone who I disagree with as violently as I do Teddy.
God speed to he and his family!
This is sad news, for him and everyone else.
I’m surprised that they didn’t see this when he had his carotid surgery not long ago- or maybe they did, and kept it quiet a la Steve Jobs.
Prayers for him and his family. Win or lose he faces an unpleasant time.
I join you in that prayer.
Locked is good. The thread I posted at 10:12:50 got nuked.
Not that I'm trying to count coup as the first to post or anything like that.
Well, OK, I am, but I won't admit it...
Yeah...my sentiments exactly.
When I first heard of him being hospitalized on Saturday,my first immediate thought was “couldn’t happen to a nicer guy”.
I immediately said a prayer asking God’s forgiveness for being so callous,and asked that he simply RETIRE,go enjoy his remaining years with his family,just go away and be quiet. Guess that’s going to happen now.
I agree. The DU'ers will troll these threads and cherry pick any negative posts. This is a good opportunity to show we are better than them. Because we really are. Prayers for Teddy and his family.
I once took a friend with a brain tumor to Mayo’s. They told me that she would likely live a year with surgery and radiation. She was dead four months later.
>>> Commentator Marc Lamont on Fox News: Senator Kennedy, a moral leader in the US....
Let’s all be respectful, and give the kennedy’s our sincere prayers...
(However, let’s not get silly about it: “Moral leader” - Nope!)
Sad news for him and his family. As hard as it is for me to grasp, there are people who love the guy. I wish him the best possible outcome.
As for what Mary Jo would have to say to him.... If I were him, I’d be thinking more about what he will have to say when he is standing before God. Like ALL of us, he will have a lifetime to answer for.
I will pray for his healing... from this current health crisis, and for healing of the heart as well, before he has the ultimate meeting with his Creator.
Prayers for Sen. Kennedy and family.
But I’ve said this before: Both he and Sen. Johnson of SDakota need to step aside, allowing their states’ governors and/or voters to replace them. (I’m assuming with liberal Democrats. This isn’t a partisan issue; I’d say it about ailing GOP lawmakers too.)
May He Who has blessed our forefathers, Avraham, Yitzchak, Ya’akov, Moshe, Aharon, Dovid and Shlomo, bless and heal
on behalf of the merit of our good deeds and the giving of tzedakah.
In the merit of this, may the Almighty be filled with mercy upon him to strengthen him, to heal him, to vitalize him.
May He speedily send him a complete recovery from Heaven to all his limbs and organs.
May he be healed along with all others of the Jewish people requiring healing.
May his recovery be immediate and complete.
And let us say Amen.
Whoa whoa whoa. Bush is a conservative icon?
May God bless his soul and lay His healing hand upon Sen. Kennedy, and may he receive God’s mercy and salvation.
MGH has one of only nine Proton Therapy Machines in the world for treating Deep Brain Tumors. He’s lucky he’s not in Cuba or Canada.
1 to 5 years.
Deval Patrick does not get to appoint anyone for the slot — MA changed it to a Special Election process when they were afraid that Gov. Romney would get to appoint Jon Carry’s successor.
Here in MA there are more pictures of JFK hanging on walls than Jesus.
I say that remembering the rumors of how he cheated his way thru college and somehow cheated his way to pass his bar exam....all rumors....
what did the Bible say.....good will be called evil and evil, good....
I'm getting old enough to not care about mincing words anymore....
God speed, Mr. Kennedy...God speed....
When someone you dislike says something stupid, have at it. When They slip on a banana peel, feel free to laugh.
When they develop a brain tumor and will die a slow, painful death, please demonstrate proper decorum. I wouldn’t wish what he has on anyone.
Prayers for a long healthy retirement for the Senator.
Wow, brain cancer. How terrible. I am sad for him and his family and wish him a full healing.
I hope he recovers, but I hope his party loses in the elections.
no - I didn’t forget that.
I put that in the “accident” category.
Meaning that I don’t think he intentionally drove off the bridge.
But when he managed to get out of the car, I do think he intentionally decided to not help her.
He also did not take Communion when Pope was here so hope he makes peace with his faith and his HP before he passes.
Don Wade on WLS and other comics were pretty rough on him the last few days thinking that he would recover.
Prayers for him and his family.
I have constanly been amazed on FR shows some of the best of humanity when people on the opposit side of the isle have such issues.
would not want this on anyone.
While I’ve often criticized Senator Kennedy, this is sad news and I’m sure very difficult for his family and he. I’m sending out my prayers and my warm thoughts on their behalf. I hope he does get well or achieve a state of comfortableness soon. I wished that no living creature had to suffer with ailments of this sort, and regardless of what I believe of Senator Kennedy’s politics, I do wish him well in what is sure to be an uphill battle for his health.
Is it treatable? Prayers for him and his family.
>>>What is the prognosis for something like this?
>>>1 to 5 years.
And what would the prognosis be under Hillarycare or Obamacare?
Brain cancer - 18 months.
My husband lived for alomost 1 year to the day with brain tumors and chemo/radiation treatments, Dr said he would only live 1-3 weeks without treatment...at the Senators age I cant imagine them giving him very long even with treatment
I’m sorry for your loss. Isn’t there another Senator from the East who beat brain cancer? I can’t remember his name, but he was on with Rush for a small segment awhile back—Oh, Arlen Spector?
Prayers for Sen. Kennedy’s salvation.