Doctors: Kennedy has brain tumor

by Michael O. Allen on May 20, 2008

(CNN)U.S. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy has a malignant brain tumor, doctors treating him at Massachusetts General Hospital said Tuesday.

Sen. Edward Kennedy suffered a seizure Saturday in Hyannisport, Massachusetts.

Kennedy was hospitalized Saturday morning after suffering a seizure at his family’s compound at Hyannisport, Massachusetts.

“Preliminary results from a biopsy of the brain identified the cause of the seizure as a malignant glioma in the left parietal lobe,” according to a statement from the doctors treating the senator.

“The usual course of treatment includes combinations of various forms of radiation and chemotherapy,” they said.

“Decisions regarding the best course of treatment for Senator Kennedy will be determined after further testing and analysis,” the doctors continued.

“Senator Kennedy will remain at Massachusetts General Hospital for the next couple of days according to routine protocol. He remains in good spirits and full of energy.”

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