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Kennedy Leaving Hospital

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Senator Edward 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 this morning that the Massachusetts Democrats "has recovered remarkably quickly'' from a biopsy conducted after he suffered a seizure over the weekend at home on Cape Cod.

The doctors say he will await further test results and treatment options while convalescing at his home in Hyannis Port 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.

This program aired on May 21, 2008. The audio for this program is not available.

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