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BREAKING 6-2-08 Sen. Ted Kennedy Brain Surgery "Successful" - Chemo & Radiation Next
Monday, Jun 02, 2008 2:21pm

DURHAM, NC  From CNN  (By: Tom Pace, Talk of the Town) BREAKING:  4:15pm  6-2-08  Sen. Ted Kennedy was awake throughout today's operation to remove a malignant brain tumor.  According to CNN, his surgeon reported Monday, the operation as "successful,"  and the Democrat should suffer no permanent damage from the procedure. 

The patient himself expressed satisfaction:
"I feel like a million bucks," Kennedy said after the surgery, according to a family spokesperson. "I think I'll do that again tomorrow."  

Kennedy's doctor's statement focused on the 3-hour operation, which was performed at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina. "I am pleased to report that Sen. Kennedy's surgery was successful and accomplished our goals," Dr. Allan Friedman said in a written statement issued after the procedure.

"Sen. Kennedy was awake during the resection, and should therefore experience no permanent neurological effects from the surgery."  

Friedman called the resection "just the first step" in Kennedy's treatment plan, which is to include radiation and chemotherapy, to be carried out at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

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