The longtime Democratic senator from Massachusetts, diagnosed Tuesday with a malignant brain tumor, will rest at the family home in Cape Cod while awaiting further test results and treatment options over the Memorial Day weekend, doctors say.
Kennedy suffered a seizure and was airlifted to Massachusetts General Hospital Saturday morning after being treated at the Cape Cod Hospital emergency room. The 76-year-old liberal stalwart is the last living brother of assassinated President John F. Kennedy.
Doctors said he has a tumor in his left parietal lobe but hasn't suffered any more seizures. Treatment usually involves a combination of chemotherapy and radiation, but brain tumors of this sort can be fatal for the patient within one to five years, experts say.