Canadian Mayor Rob Ford Diagnosed With Rare Form Of Cancer

- By Bossip Staff

Damn homie…if it ain’t one thing it’s the next.

Rob Ford Diagnosed With Cancer

Known in The States primarily for his crack-rock antics, Mayor Rob Ford has hit yet another rough patch in his health. Fresh out of a stint in rehab, instead of struggling with addiction, this time around he’s grappling with cancer. Via The Sun News Network:

Mayor Rob Ford is now facing the fight of his life with a rare form of cancer.

Dr. Zane Cohen, the head of Ford’s clinical care team, revealed the grim diagnosis of pleomorphic liposarcoma on Wednesday at Mount Sinai Hospital.

The cancer news came just days after Ford bowed out of the mayor’s race and less than three months after he returned from rehab for alcohol and drugs, vowing to turn his life around.

With Ford’s permission, Cohen confirmed that the 12-cm by 12-cm abdominal tumour discovered last week is a malignant liposarcoma. Doctors have also found a small nodule that is part of the same tumour on his buttock behind his left hip.

“We think it is a fairly aggressive tumour mainly because these types of tumours are often slow-growing, to get to the size that it is now it is often several years,” Cohen told reporters. “But we are treating this very aggressively in order to eradicate the tumour.”

There was no sign of the tumour in 2011 when Ford underwent medical tests, he added.

Cohen said the soft-tissue cancer is not within an organ, and described it as a “very rare tumour” and “very difficult.”

Terrible news! Hopefully he’ll be able to recover from this and FINALLY get his life together.

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