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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford holds back his emotions while speaking during an invite-only news conference at City Hall in Toronto

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford holds back his emotions while speaking during an invite-only news conference at City Hall in Toronto June 30, 2014. Toronto Mayor Rob Ford said on Monday he had been in "complete denial" about his drinking and drug use and staff at the rehabilitation clinic where he spent two months had saved his life by helping him confront his personal demons. REUTERS/Darren Calabrese/Pool (CANADA - Tags: POLITICS)

Scandal-plagued Toronto Mayor Rob Ford

Yahoo News

The tumour in Rob Ford's abdomen, the discovery of which led the mayor of Toronto to drop out of the election last week, is both malignant and rare, according to medical authorities.

Dr. Zane Cohen of Mount Sinai Hospital's surgical team addressed the media today to provide an update on Ford's medical condition, which, he noted, was done due to great public interest.

He said a repeat biopsy was done Monday on "the mass," meaning the abdominal tumour.

"The diagnosis is a malignant liposarcoma," said Cohen, which is a form of cancer that arises in fat cells in deep soft tissue; it is, Cohen said, a rare and difficult tumour to treat. (Yahoo News)



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