WASHINGTON - Senator Ted Kennedy’s cancer is in remission, and he will be returning to the Senate after the Memorial Day recess, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid told reporters here on Tuesday.
Reid indicated that he had spoken recently with Kennedy’s wife to discuss his condition. Asked by a reporter if the brain cancer was in remission, Reid said: “As far as I know it is, yes.”
Kennedy still has to undergo a few more treatments before returning to a full Senate schedule.
“He’s doing fine. He’s going through another regimen of treatment, which is not unusual. This is something that was expected. He wanted to have the treatment next week. They had to move it up a week, as I understand it,” Politico quoted Reid, as saying.
Hours after the Kennedy story hit several media outlets, a Reid spokesman later cautioned that the senator wasn’t giving a medical diagnosis.
“Senator Reid will leave the diagnosing to doctors,” spokesman Jim Manley said.
Kennedy has been largely absent from the Senate during his battle with brain cancer, even though he has returned for a few key events, like President Barack Obama’s Inauguration. (ANI)