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US Senator Ted Kennedy Tired But Doing Well During Brain Cancer Therapy

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Aside from a bout with fatigue, Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) is doing well at the midpoint of his six week's of cancer therapy, his wife said in an e-mail to friends and supporters obtained Monday by the Associated Press.

Vicki Kennedy said the senator is exercising in the morning before heading from his Cape Code home to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston each day for radiation and chemotherapy.

Sen. Kennedy suffered a seizure May 17 at his home and was subsequently diagnosed with a malignant glioma, an especially lethal type of brain tumor. He had surgery June 2 at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C., and has since been treated in Boston.

"The only side effect [of his cancer therapy] is fatigue, and that word has never been in Teddy's vocabulary before," Vicki Kennedy said in the e-mail. "He is tackling cancer with his trademark grit and determination, and he is doing everything he needs to do to regain his strength and health."

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