Ted Kennedy will undergo surgery on his brain tumor today at Duke Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina.
Kennedy, 76, was diagnosed last month with a malignant glioma, an often lethal type of brain tumor. In a statement, the senator said he expected to remain at the hospital for about a week, after which he would begin radiation treatment and chemotherapy at Massachusetts General Hospital.
“I am deeply grateful to the people of Massachusetts and to my friends, colleagues and so many others across the country and around the world who have expressed their support and good wishes as I tackle this new and unexpected health challenge,” Kennedy said in the statement. “I am humbled by the outpouring and am strengthened by your prayers and kindness.
Let’s hope for the best.