Canada’s “drug mayor” suffered from a rare cancer malignancy
Ford’s attending physician Cohen who is a surgeon of Toronto Mount Sinai Hospital Ford due to severe abdominal pain accepted examination last week, doctors found a 12 cm × 12 cm malignant liposarcoma in his body. This is a rare kind of cancer tumors, with strong aggressiveness; it may have been grown in his body for two to three years
According to Cohen’s statement, in all types of cancer, this malignancy prevalence rate was only 1%. However, liposarcoma compared to the other tumors, has more obvious chemotherapy effects. His was optimistic to Ford’s treatment.
“According to the plan, originally therapy was chemotherapy, which may require radiation, surgery, or may not, all of these depended on the response of patients receiving initial treatment and follow-up treatment,” Cohen said.
He said that Ford will accept the first round chemotherapy with two rounds in 48 hours, will accept further examination in the next 40 days, to assess tumor responses to treatment.