Sen. Kennedy Has Options To Treat Malignant Brain Tumor

May 21, 2008

Longtime political figure in the U.S., Massachusetts Sen. Edward Tennedy was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor.  Doctors are now weighing out options as to how to treat it..Boston (ChattahBox) – Longtime political figure in the U.S., Massachusetts Sen. Edward Tennedy was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor. Doctors are now weighing out options as to how to treat it.

It was this past Saturday when the 76-year old Democratic senator has a seizure at his vacation home on Cape Cod, and had to be airlifted to the hospital. The cause of the seizure is now known to be a malignant brain tumor.

Doctors discovered the malignant brain tumor during a biopsy. It is located on the upper-left part of his brain.

The decision now for doctors is to figure out how to treat it, and what is the best approach to take.

A statement has been released by his primary-care physician, Dr. Larry Ronan, stating “the usual course of treatment includes combinations of various forms of radiation and chemotherapy.”

More tests are being done to determine which method of treatment to use.


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