Former Toronto mayor Rob Ford's cancer back
Former Toronto mayor Rob Ford's cancer back

Former Toronto mayor Rob Ford’s cancer back

Former Toronto Mayor Rob Ford talked to reporters Friday about the return of cancer and said his doctors are 99 percent certain the tumour is malignant.

“We’re praying that it’s benign but you’ve got to deal with the realistic part of things and (be) 99 per cent sure that it’s malignant,” an emotional Ford said Thursday outside Mount Sinai Hospital, after consulting with doctors about the new tumour pushing on his bladder.

“It’s emotional,” he said. “I worked so hard to get to this point. I was getting in better shape, I was feeling great, better than I ever have in my life, and now I’m just right back to square one. I have to start all over.”

The former Toronto mayor said he is “optimistic, but I’m a realist too. If this has spread once, where else has it gone?

“If I pass before my time, I just ask people to please try to help out (his young children) Dougie and Stephanie and (wife) Renata in any way you can . . . It’s not good, it’s not good at all, but all I can do is fight. I’ll fight and I won’t stop fighting until the day I die.”

Ford expects to hear this week if the tumour is malignant. Doctors say it is “consistent” with the rare and aggressive pleomorphic liposarcoma they removed from his abdomen in May, Ford said.

He hopes that two rounds of chemo will make the tumour operable by the end of December. “That’s my Christmas gift,” he said. If five rounds are required to shrink the tumour, surgery would likely happen next spring, he added.

Ford, who still wears an abdominal bind and drain from the 10-hour May surgery, said he started feeling excruciating shooting pain in his right torso about a month ago. Tests done last week revealed the new growth, which may be attached to his bladder or just pushing up against it.


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