Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Diagnosed With Rare, Aggressive Form Of Cancer
Aw, man. This bums us out. Everyone’s favorite partyboy mayor, Toronto’s Rob Ford, has been diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. Via:
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has been diagnosed as having a liposarcoma, a rare form of cancer that makes up less than 1 per cent of all cancers.
Dr. Zane Cohen, who is leading the mayor’s clinical care team at Mount Sinai Hospital, made the announcement on Wednesday evening at a press conference.
He said the cancer, which arises out of the fatty tissue, has not spread to any organs, but he added that a second nodule has been found in the mayor’s left buttock.
“The plan will be, initially, chemotherapy,” said Dr. Cohen, who added that the malignant tumour in Mr. Ford’s abdomen is about 12 centimetres by 12 centimetres.
He said this particular type of liposarcoma is more sensitive to chemotherapy, leading him to be optimistic about treatment although he said it is a “fairly aggressive” tumour. The mayor “is a very strong person,” he said.
Ford withdrew from the mayoral race in Toronto only last week. I think I speak for everyone when I say get well soon, Rob.