Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Diagnosed With Rare Cancer

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September 17, 2014 3:08pm PST

It was announced Wednesday that controversial Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has been diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. According to The Blaze, Ford has been diagnosed with a malignant sarcoma tumor that Dr. Zane Cohen of Mount Sinai Hospital calls “very rare” and “very difficult.”

Cohen says that the cancer occurs in fat cells and that Ford will begin receiving aggressive chemotherapy as soon as possible.

Ford withdrew his bid for reelection last Friday when he was hospitalized with a tumor in his abdomen. His brother Doug Ford will be running for mayor of Toronto in his place.

Rob Ford’s bid for reelection was extremely controversial given his various drug and alcohol scandals as well as his time in rehab. Despite all of this, Ford was determined to run again, until this cancer took him out of the race.

We’ll update you further as this story develops.

H/T: The Blaze

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