Sen. Edward Kennedy Diagnosed with Malignant Brain Tumor
The hospitalized politician "remains in good spirits," his doctors say
Edward “Ted” Kennedy, the longtime Democratic U.S. senator from Massachusetts, has been diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor, his doctors announced Tuesday.
Kennedy suffered a seizure and was taken by helicopter to Massachusetts General Hospital Saturday morning after being treated at the Cape Cod Hospital emergency room. The 76-year-old liberal stalwart is the last living brother of President John F. Kennedy, who was assassinated in 1963.
Doctors said he has a tumor in his left parietal lobe but hasn’t suffered any more seizures. They haven’t decided on a treatment yet, but it usually involves a combination of chemotherapy and radiation. Kennedy will remain at the hospital for a couple more days.
“He remains in good spirits and full of energy,” Dr. Lee Schwamm and Dr. Larry Ronan said in a statement.
– Michael Y. Park