Boston, Massachusetts (WiredPRNews.com) — It was recently reported that Sen. Edward Kennedy, 76, has been suffering from a brain tumor and was hospitalized due to a seizure. However, a Massachusetts General Hospital doctor said that the biopsy from the brain showed a tumor in the left parietal lobe that lead to Sen. Kennedy’s seizure.
Dr. Gupta, a neurosurgeon at the Massachusetts General Hospital, said that the brain tumor can affect the Senator’s speaking and understanding abilities along with the strength of the right side of his body. Parietal lobes interpret signals from various parts of the body such as brain, hearing, vision, motor and other functions as per the website of American Association of Neurological Surgeons.
While Dr. Gupta stated that he has not seen the brain scans of Kennedy, it is evident that brain surgery will be performed and post operation, radiation or chemotherapy will be carried out to kill the remaining cancerous cells. However, the doctors decided that the surgery is tricky as the tumor is located in high risk area.
According to the Massachusetts Democratic, the family of Kennedy is looking forward to the results and is planning alternative treatment before deciding upon surgery. According to a source close to the family, “He is in remarkably good spirits and everyone else around them is just stunned. It is just such a crushing blow.” Kennedy’s good spirits are evident from the fact that he asked his doctor to allow him to participate in a sailing regatta this weekend in Cape Cod.
Wired News Reporter