Skip to comments.Report: Sen. Kennedy has a brain tumor
Posted on 05/20/2008 10:20:12 AM PDT by misterrob
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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 ...
This could have significant impact on a host of issues. Can people leave their personal stuff aside on this thread?
The mods are heading for the liquor cabinet as we speak.
That is unfortunate. Hopefully it can be treated.
He’ll get the best care money can buy.
Third time’s a charm? (thread keeps getting pulled)
WTOP is reporting that it is malignant.
Ok for the THIRD time, Prayers for him and his family.
Kennedy has malignant tumor
Sen. Edward Kennedy has a malignant brain tumor. The hospital treating Kennedy released a statement today saying that the tumor was found during tests after the senator had a seizure Saturday. The tumor is in his left parietal lobe. Full story soon.
May God give him healing and a long, healthy and immediate RETIREMENT.
Best I can do.
Brain cancer - 18 months.
Prayers for the Senator & his family. This is sad news.
Wouldn’t wish this on anyone.
I’ve read in the past that Teddy is one of the senators who quietly goes to the funerals for service men and women in his district. He aint all bad.
HA Ha ha ... good one
I would take a stab at what Mary Jo will say to him but I don't think they're going to meet in the same place.
Prayers for Senator Kennedy and his family.
No personal stuff here. I wish him the best.
This does not bode well for Senator Kennedy.
Man...that’s sad. I think Someone’s trying to get his attention. I pray the senator listens. And you gotta feel bad for his family.
I simply put myself in his shoes for a moment for situations like this. Regardless of anything he’s done in the past I can’t wish this on anyone.
Prayers for his full recovery from this awful affliction, AND for a long and healthy retirement from this point on.
That being said, I hope he never again is in a decision making capacity. This man has done so much damage to our country.
The best care OUR money can buy.
Tough prognosis, we wish him the best.
As much as I hold the “Swimmer” in disdain, I could never wish this upon him. Saying prayers for him and his family.
Prayers for him to repent and make a good confession and turn his life around, before it's too late.
while he did commit murder and got away with it, I have a hard time being fine with this.
Gonna be a busy day.... Prayers up for Mods as well.
I’d like to know if it is on the same side of his head that he uses for his cell phone. This danger is under publicized.
I worry about all these young kids growing up with cellphones.
I wouldn’t wish this on him. Hope he beats it. Is it operable or treatable?
Strange how you can wish all sorts of terrible things upon someone who has almost single-handedly destroyed the country and then you hear about something like this and you remember what your grandmother told you about not saying anything if you have nothing nice to say, so..............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
God bless and protect.
He has a glioma brain tumor- a very serious diagnosis.
God be with Senator Kennedy and his family.
Amen to that.
Mods: You have my word: No attacks from this end.
I just heard that it’s brain cancer and will probably spread ver quickly.
I hate cancer. Can I just say that?
God bless the old coot. I hope he uses his time to draw closer to Him.
So tempted to say something snide...plenty of justification...
But I can’t bring myself to wish a political opponent ill. Prayers for his family, and for his soul.
Jesus tells me to love and pray for my enemies, so I’m just going to say that I’ll be praying for him to have a full recovery so that he can enjoy his retirement.
Cancer is a horrible disease that I wouldn’t wish upon anyone. I hope that Senator Kennedy finds peace with God before his time is up.
Prayers that he makes his peace with God and asks for forgiveness.
Not good. Once cancer hits the brain, deterioration sets in pretty quickly, if my dad was any indication.
If I were Teddy, I’d do the smart thing and resign from the Senate effective immediately, so he can spend what little time he might have left dealing with however he and his family wish to deal with it, whether medically or not.
Yes, well. .. if we look hard enough we can find redeeming qualities in everyone. And to give the man credit, he IS an elected official, elected by the people. I disagree with just about all of his policies and most of his legislation, but thats just me. Prayers for him and his family, afterall he is just as human as you and I.
My cousin died of this. He lasted about a year after they found it. I was a LOT younger and healthier than Teddy.
Commentator Marc Lamont on Fox News: Senator Kennedy, a moral leader in the US....
Boy,*that* should get the DUmmies going!
“Brain cancer - 18 months.”
Depends on the kind of tumor. I understand it is malignant, but some are much more aggressive than others. They are making remarkable strides in this field. In 1996 my friend was told to go home and prepare to die, no treatment possible for his brain tumor. We found some good doctors and good drugs, and I understand he’s still alive, but it was not an aggressively growing tumor.
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