Senator Edward Kennedy is resting in Hyannisport today. He returned to his home there Monday, a week after undergoing brain surgery in North Carolina. The next stage of his treatment is expected to include chemotherapy and radiation.
Craig van Horne is familiar with what lies ahead for Kennedy. Dr. van Horne is Chief of Neurosurgery at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center in Brighton. He specializes in treating people with brain cancer. He has also experienced cancer treatment first-hand, having been diagnosed with a Stage 4 malignant neck tumor two years ago.
Dr. van Horne brings both perspectives — as a doctor and patient — to a conversation with WBUR's Bob Oakes about what Kennedy is now facing.
This program aired on June 10, 2008. The audio for this program is not available.