Kennedy Out Of 'Successful' Brain Surgery

Sen. Edward M. Kennedy is out of surgery at Duke University, and his doctor says a procedure to treat his cancerous brain tumor "was successful and accomplished our goals."

The 76-year-old senator now faces chemotherapy and radiation to treat the malignant glioma, a lethal type of brain tumor.

Kennedy surgeon Dr. Allan Friedman says Monday his patient was awake during the 31/2-hour procedure, and should experience no permanent neurological effects from the surgery.

A spokeswoman for the Massachusetts Democrat says Kennedy spoke with his wife, Vicki, right after surgery. He told her: "I feel like a million bucks. I think I'll do that again tomorrow."


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  • by Cactus Location: Strabane,NC on Jun 2, 2008 at 06:31 PM
    Anonymous on June 2: What in the world are you raving about? There is only one post and that is for preyers for the Senator.
  • by Anonymous on Jun 2, 2008 at 03:15 PM
    If kennedy was a republican, every comment would have been put in and not edited. EDITOR'S NOTE: We edit comments based on the guidelines on posting which can be found on the homepage.
  • by Cactus Location: Strabane,NC on Jun 2, 2008 at 02:04 PM
    Senator: Our preyers are with you.
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