Sen. Kennedy being released from hospital, returning to Cape Cod

BOSTON " Sen. Edward M. Kennedy is being released from the hospital, one day after being diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumor that experts say is almost certainly fatal.

Doctors said Wednesday the Massachusetts Democrat "has recovered remarkably quickly" from a biopsy conducted after he suffered a seizure last weekend at his home on Cape Cod.

The doctors say he will await further test results and treatment options while convalescing at his home over the Memorial Day weekend.

Kennedy has been treated at Massachusetts General Hospital for what doctors now say is a malignant glioma in his left parietal lobe. Malignant gliomas are diagnosed in about 9,000 Americans a year; in general, half of all patients die within a year.


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