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Kennedy to Undergo Surgery for Brain Tumor

Update Kennedy Doctor Calls Brain Surgery a Success:

Friedman said Kennedy was awake during the procedure and should not experience any permanent neurological effects from the surgery. A spokeswoman for Kennedy said the senator spoke with his wife, Victoria Reggie Kennedy, right after surgery, AP reported. He told her: “I feel like a million bucks. I think I’ll do that again tomorrow.”

Our thoughts and prayers are with Senator Kennedy and his family on this difficult day:

Washington Post:
Kennedy to Undergo Surgery for Brain Tumor

Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.) is scheduled to undergo surgery today at Duke University to remove a highly lethal tumor that doctors discovered in his brain last month.

In a statement released by his office, the 76-year-old Democratic icon said he would fight the grim prognosis he was given in May through a combination of surgery, followed by radiation and chemotherapy. The operation, which is being performed by neurosurgeon Allan H. Friedman of Duke University Medical Center, was scheduled to start at 9 a.m. and last about six hours. But aides to Kennedy warned that those times could change, and a spokesman in Washington said late this morning that no information had been released as to whether the operation had begun.