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Report: Sen. Kennedy has a brain tumor
http://www.boston.com ^ | 05/20/08 | AP

Posted on 05/20/2008 10:20:12 AM PDT by misterrob

Moderator’s 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 ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: bigbrother; deathbymod; health; kennedy; specialelection; tedkennedy
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To: domenad

Read my post 188 I don’t mince words and if they ban me so what.


202 posted on 05/20/2008 10:48:11 AM PDT by calex59
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To: Petronski

It doesn’t matter when they’re diagnosed just about certain that the person will die fairly soon. I think WHitey Herzog had the same thing.


203 posted on 05/20/2008 10:48:16 AM PDT by nikos1121 (Thank you, Jimmy Carter for all you've done to make the world a safer place.)
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To: misterrob

Dreadful news for the Senator and his family.


205 posted on 05/20/2008 10:48:31 AM PDT by The KG9 Kid
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To: null and void

So, you are saying that this was melanoma that metastasized into a glioma?


206 posted on 05/20/2008 10:48:35 AM PDT by Eva (CHANGE- the post modern euphemism for Marxist revolution.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia; georgiagirl_pam; SE Mom
Took care of many, many patients with glioma during my hospital nursing career. It is a devastating diagnosis, particularly for the family. Every one of our patients chose the aggressive radiation treatments--with no survivors after two years. I am not aware of any significant improvements in treatment in the past 20 years.

I would imagine Senator Kennedy's tumor is particularly aggressive, as he would have had many scans when he had his carotid endarterectomy back in October 2007, and the tumor wasn't apparent at that time.

207 posted on 05/20/2008 10:48:36 AM PDT by NautiNurse (Plants are people too)
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To: Mercat

It was first reported he didn’t get up and receive communion at the mass in D.C.

But later I saw freepers discussing the matter and someone posted that he did receive, but sat in his seat and an extraordinary minister came to him and distributed the host to him at his seat.

I’m not sure which story is accurate.


208 posted on 05/20/2008 10:49:11 AM PDT by Scotswife
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To: massgopguy

No Way!!
More likely it’ll be Bwaney Fwank a.k.a. “Hot Bottom”.


210 posted on 05/20/2008 10:49:17 AM PDT by acapesket
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To: ExTexasRedhead

All of us should tremble at the thought. Although I can only speak for myself.


211 posted on 05/20/2008 10:49:20 AM PDT by stevio (Crunchy Con - God, guns, guts, and organically grown crunchy nuts.)
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To: misterrob

One of my best friend’s wife was diagnosed with a pineoblastoma. They were told it was inoperable, but they found a surgeon that would operate.

She is doing well 8 years after the surgery, although, I thought I read the average life expectancy was 18 months even after successful surgery.

It probably helped that their family is fairly well-off and could go to any surgeon they wanted to.

I’m sure Kennedy will get ONLY the very best. Although, the physical condition he’s in now, along with the lifetime abuse he’s put his body thru... Good Luck Dude! Retire SOON!


212 posted on 05/20/2008 10:49:21 AM PDT by RogerWilko
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To: misterrob
Well my best to him. I don't agree with him on any number of things, but it must be said that at very least he has been very consistent in his views.

I know it's easy to make people into Satan and it's a lot of fun, but, he is a human being and has people who love him.

That being said..... Prayers for a recovery and retirement.

213 posted on 05/20/2008 10:49:36 AM PDT by defconw (Pray for Snow!)
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To: IMissPresidentReagan

I feel the same way. I disagree with him on everything, but I wish him only comfort, health and peace. May he live long.


214 posted on 05/20/2008 10:49:37 AM PDT by SupplySider
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To: Thebaddog
A personal friend was involved very heavily in the anthrax case involving various senators and congresscritters. During that time, he had handled the letters and subsequently spent some time in the hospital getting checked out and tested. Ted Kennedy did, in fact, take time out from his day to come by the hospital and personally thank my friend for his efforts in the case. The visit was very much appreciated and well received.

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Uhhhhh, yeah. And now, back to our regularly scheduled program...

217 posted on 05/20/2008 10:49:57 AM PDT by Hatteras
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To: Blennos

Best reply yet.


219 posted on 05/20/2008 3:18:31 PM PDT by randog (What the...?!)
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To: All
I truly wish no ill will on this guy. What I can't stand is all the phony accolades on the news stations. We will be bombarded with how great a leader this guy is,yadda,yadda....

I will leave my TV off!!

220 posted on 05/20/2008 3:19:20 PM PDT by 4yearlurker (I miss Ronnie!!!!!)
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To: buccaneer81

No, Ted is a wonderful man. He has done more for conservatives families to keep taxes low and preserve the sovereignty of the US.

I am praying for you Ted.


221 posted on 05/20/2008 3:22:08 PM PDT by dforest (I had almost forgotten that McCain is the nominee. Too bad I was reminded.)
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To: buccaneer81

Let’s hope there can be one Sen. Kennedy thread that will not be taken down.


222 posted on 05/20/2008 3:27:22 PM PDT by Biggirl (A biggirl with a big heart for God's animal creation, with 4 cats in my life as proof. =^..^=)
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To: misterrob

This news shocked me. I am so sorry. I hope treatment will get him through this.


223 posted on 05/20/2008 3:28:09 PM PDT by A knight without armor
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To: Mercat

Would not be suprised if he does that now that he is fighting for his life.


224 posted on 05/20/2008 3:29:51 PM PDT by Biggirl (A biggirl with a big heart for God's animal creation, with 4 cats in my life as proof. =^..^=)
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To: 4yearlurker

You will be removed. Shame on you.


225 posted on 05/20/2008 3:31:35 PM PDT by dforest (I had almost forgotten that McCain is the nominee. Too bad I was reminded.)
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To: randog

I would no more wish cancer on “Big Ted”, then wish “Big Ted” on any unwitting electorate on the planet.


226 posted on 05/20/2008 3:31:49 PM PDT by xcamel (Forget the past and you're doomed to repeat it.)
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To: 4yearlurker
I truly wish no ill will on this guy. What I can't stand is all the phony accolades on the news stations. We will be bombarded with how great a leader this guy is,yadda,yadda.... I will leave my TV off!!

I'm in teddy land and it's been non stop wall to wall coverage all afternoon, the a$$kissing is nauseating, they are making teddy out to be some kind of a God.......granted the prognosis of his situation isn't looking good, but sheesh, let's get real here people, just a sign of things to come. I wonder if he'll EVER resign his senate seat? If/when he does, that means the gigilo will become the senior senator from MA, God help us all!

227 posted on 05/20/2008 3:34:04 PM PDT by rockabyebaby (PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR INFIDEL STEPHENJOHNBANKER)
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To: rwfromkansas

Not to mention he is Catholic and a strong prochoicer...I don’t know. I hope he repents before passing on...

That’s it...


228 posted on 05/20/2008 3:34:12 PM PDT by ConservativeTerrapin (Write in: Mike Pence '08)
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To: calex59
Read my post 188 I don’t mince words and if they ban me so what.

Dude, then why even reply on these threads? You've been warned countless of times what could happen. Fricking idiot.

229 posted on 05/20/2008 3:36:50 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Bipartisanship: Two wolves and the American people deciding what's for dinner)
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To: Constitution Day

I had a former boss of mine pass away fom a brain tumor last November. If I’m not mistaken I believe that Georgia Senator Paul Coverdall also died of a brain tumor. IMHO he was a fine senator.


230 posted on 05/20/2008 3:37:34 PM PDT by fkabuckeyesrule (I'm in love with Marina!!!!!!)
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To: NautiNurse
It is really, really aggressive. My relative lived less than one month from diagnosis to death. Surgery was tried, but he never recovered from it. He was in his 80’s, so older than Kennedy. I think it is a particularly hard way to die, at least for the family.
231 posted on 05/20/2008 3:37:44 PM PDT by pepperdog (The world has gone crazy.)
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To: buccaneer81

The FIRST post had to be removed? Oy!


232 posted on 05/20/2008 3:38:05 PM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham ("The land of the Free...Because of the Brave")
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To: AuntB

Schwarzenegger(married to Teddy’s niece) was just on Tom Sullivan’s radio show.He told Tom that the tumor was inoperative.


233 posted on 05/20/2008 3:38:17 PM PDT by pugmama
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To: buccaneer81

The media is sort of downplaying this, if it is a brain tumor it could mean he only has days to live as many of these tumors don’t cause symptoms until the very end. However it if it is a realitivly benign tumor it could be treated with conservative treatment and not cause any more problems for years.


235 posted on 05/20/2008 3:40:20 PM PDT by LukeL (Yasser Arafat: "I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize")
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To: buccaneer81

I wish no disease or harm on the Senator, and I take no pleasure in his suffering. That said, I won’t be shedding any tears over this, either.


236 posted on 05/20/2008 3:40:33 PM PDT by JillValentine (Being a feminist is all about being a victim. Being an armed woman is all about not being a victim.)
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To: buccaneer81
I looked up the following words: glioblastoma brain tumor.

Quite frankly, the information describing what all this means is frightening.

I feel sorry, yes feel sorry for the Senator. Whether I like him or not is irrevelant.

Mr. Senator, God be with you.

237 posted on 05/20/2008 3:40:50 PM PDT by GOPologist (I'm too old (86) to beat; and too tough to die.)
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To: buccaneer81

One could surmize that he was not universally liked.


238 posted on 05/20/2008 3:41:06 PM PDT by Waco
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To: nikos1121
Regarding your tagline (which I'm sure is sarcasm) Jimmy Carter made the world safer by losing the 1980 election. I'm glad I could help.

I didn't know Herzog had died. I remember when Pete Rose came in second place in the Manager Of The Year voting Herzog mentioned Rose did a great job especially considering who was playing first base for the Reds (Rose played first base).

239 posted on 05/20/2008 3:41:28 PM PDT by fkabuckeyesrule (I'm in love with Marina!!!!!!)
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To: DarthVader

The original article said that Kennedy has “a limited time to live.”

That describes all of us.

Kennedy is in a good place: He’s being made aware that his days are numbered, that he’s not got long before he leaves this life and enters the next one. This is a blessing to him: It provides him a gracious opportunity to turn to the Lord for mercy and forgiveness. Most people don’t get this warning from the Almighty of an impending meeting with Him.

I echo your sentiment: May Sen. Kennedy turn to the Lord for salvation.


240 posted on 05/20/2008 3:42:21 PM PDT by Theo (Global warming "scientists." Pro-evolution "scientists." They're both wrong.)
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May he take whatever time he has left and make the most of it as a private citizen.


241 posted on 05/20/2008 3:42:23 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (Wanted: A Presidential Candidate I can vote FOR...)
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To: pugmama
Schwarzenegger(married to Teddy’s niece) was just on Tom Sullivan’s radio show.He told Tom that the tumor was inoperative.

Did you mean to write inoperable, or did Schwarzenegger misspeak? Whichever, I will wish the senior senator from Massachussetts well. This is a terrible thing to happen to anyone.

242 posted on 05/20/2008 3:43:18 PM PDT by sig226 (Real power is not the ability to destroy an enemy. It is the willingness to do it.)
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To: Biggirl

Hey Biggirl...I’m glad Rush finally organized his schedule so that he took days off while the Braves play afternoon games. Yes!


243 posted on 05/20/2008 3:43:45 PM PDT by fkabuckeyesrule (I'm in love with Marina!!!!!!)
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To: misterrob
Although I disagree with Senator Kennedy on almost every substantive issue, and would love to see the people of Massachusetts elect someone else, I wish him and his family well.

Conservatives are not the party of ad hominem attacks and personal vendetta. You will not see a conservative on national television inciting people to stone an elected official and his family to death because of a difference in ideology.

A true conservative welcomes the chance to defeat liberalism in the arena of ideas and at the ballot box. Let the Liberals show how truly bereft of ideas, principles, and direction they are. Let people like Al Franken, Randi Rhodes, Sean Penn and Alec Baldwin spew their vile venom and hatred. Conservatives must rise above the gutter tactics of the left and lead the way to that "shining city on the hill"

244 posted on 05/20/2008 3:44:22 PM PDT by Artem55
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

You are 1000% correct, that poster is gone.:-)


245 posted on 05/20/2008 3:45:34 PM PDT by True Republican Patriot (God Bless America and The Republicans)
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To: Mad_Tom_Rackham

I restored comment #1. Looks like it was mowed-down in a hail of bullets.


246 posted on 05/20/2008 3:46:16 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: pepperdog
As I posted earlier on a thread that was locked and/or deleted...

I suspect Senator Kennedy's tumor is particularly aggressive as his Left carotid surgery last October would have included diagnostic tests revealing brain pathology--and both were coincidentally on the same Left side.

Presuming Kennedy had no brain pathology in October, the tumor has advanced to causing seizures in a relatively short time. Grim prognosis for the short term.

247 posted on 05/20/2008 3:52:31 PM PDT by NautiNurse (Plants are people too)
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To: True Republican Patriot

Interestingly enough, the log shows the suspension is for another comment on another thread.


248 posted on 05/20/2008 3:52:59 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: misterrob
The man is ill, dying perhaps, there is no need to rehash the old complaints about his voting history. Cool. But these prayathons? They smack if not of hypocrisy, then of personality cult, condemned by none other than Nikita Khrushchev in a secret a report to the 20th Party Congress on February 25, 1956.

Do we owe the rich and famous and the celebrities known for being known prayers? Serious question, please answer if you can. Do they pray for me? For you? Why not?

249 posted on 05/20/2008 3:55:02 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (I'll pray for celebrities when they start praying for me!)
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To: MrB
Heck, I don’t have to conjecture - just dig up their comments from when Reagan died.

Precisely why this is the opportunity to lead by example.

Be the change you want to see in the world.

250 posted on 05/20/2008 3:56:31 PM PDT by pupdog
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