Sad news this week that cancer has returned to former Toronto Mayor and current city councillor Rob Ford.
Rob held a press conference outside of Mount Sinai Hospital Thursday to reveal the news that a tumor, similar to the pleomorphic liposarcoma that was found just over a year ago, was discovered on his bladder.
“Basically we’re praying that it’s benign but you’ve got to deal with the realistic part of things and (we’re) 99 per cent sure that it’s malignant,” an emotional Rob Ford told reporters.
“It just gets emotional because I worked so hard to get to this point and you know I was getting in better shape, I was feeling great you know, I feel better than I ever have in my life and now I’m just right back to square one so I have to start all over.”
Doug Ford reports that Rob has been in “excruciating” pain as the tumor is growing either on or very near to the bladder, and is pushing up against it. The size of the tumor is unknown.
“The best news is that we only have to do two rounds of chemo … they can operate at Christmas time, that’s my Christmas gift,” Rob Ford said, adding that if two rounds weren’t effective they would do an additional three rounds.
“My wife and my kids are the most important three people in my life and I can’t thank people enough for supporting my family,” he said. “I can’t thank them enough and you know, if I pass before my time, I just ask people to please try to help out Dougie and Stephanie and Renata in any way you can.”
Here’s video from yesterday’s press conference:
John Oakley and callers reflect upon Rob Ford: