Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Senator Edward Kennedy Has Cancer

Now matter what your political affiliation you must have been shocked at todays news that Senator Edward Kennedy has cancer. "Preliminary results from a biopsy of the brain identified the cause of the seizure as a malignant glioma", per yahoo news.

Cancer has been in the news many times the last few weeks affecting people in government, movies, music and sports. Though I want cancer to be in the headlines this is certainly NOT what I want to see. I want to see how we are making strides to have better prevention and find cures.

I wish Senator Kennedy and his family the best during this difficult time.


"Malignant gliomas are a type of brain cancer diagnosed in about 9,000 Americans a year — and the most common type among adults. It's an initial diagnosis: How well patients fare depends on what specific tumor type is determined by further testing. Average survival can range from less than a year for very advanced and aggressive types — such as glioblastomas — or to about five years for different types that are slower growing."