June 2nd, 2008
06:18 AM ET
6 years ago

Kennedy to have brain surgery Monday

 Sen. Edward Kennedy, right, leaves the hospital with his son Patrick on May 21.
Sen. Edward Kennedy, right, leaves the hospital with his son Patrick on May 21.

BOSTON, Massachusetts (CNN) - Sen. Edward Kennedy announced Monday he will undergo surgery to treat a malignant brain tumor.

"Over the past several days, Vicki and I, along with my outstanding team of doctors at Massachusetts General Hospital, have consulted with experts from around the country and have decided that the best course of action for my brain tumor is targeted surgery followed by chemotherapy and radiation," the senator said in a statement.

"This morning, I will be undergoing surgery with Dr. Allan Friedman at Duke University Medical Center and expect to remain there to recuperate for approximately one week.

"Shortly thereafter, I will start radiation treatments at Massachusetts General Hospital and begin chemotherapy. After completing treatment, I look forward to returning to the United States Senate and to doing everything I can to help elect Barack Obama as our next president."

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  1. GaryofCircleville

    Mary Jo is hoping to see you soon; probably lots to discuss. Bill wishes he'd had your luck.

    June 2, 2008 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
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