Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Report: Kennedy's Cancer In Remissiom

The Hill reports - - -

Sen. Edward Kennedy’s brain cancer is in remission and he is expected back in the Senate after the Memorial Day recess to spearhead healthcare reform, according to Democratic colleagues.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Tuesday that he spoke with Kennedy’s wife, Vicki, in the past few days and was told the 77-year-old lawmaker is “doing fine.”

Reid said Kennedy’s cancer is in remission and added that while the lawmaker is going through another regiment of treatment, the procedure “is not unusual.”

“This is something we expected,” he said.

Kennedy, the chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, has been mostly absent from the chamber for the past year, recovering in Florida and Massachusetts. ...

The rest of The Hill's report's here.


My Comment:

I hope the report is true even as I wonder why the announcement didn't come directly from the Senator's office or his wife.


Anonymous said...

Much as I dislike that old windbag and disagree heartily with his political beliefs, I wish him well in his battle with cancer.
Tarheel Hawkeye