Cardinal George plans treatment after cancer found
CHICAGO (AP) – Cardinal Francis George is planning a course of medical treatment after doctors found cancerous cells in his kidney and liver.
The Archdiocese of Chicago released a statement saying the 75-year-old cardinal learned the test results Friday following a procedure Wednesday at Loyola University Medical Center.
George was treated for bladder cancer in 2006. His bladder and prostate were removed at that time. It's unclear whether the cardinal's cancer spread from his bladder to his kidney, but doctors thought at the time that they'd removed all the cancer.
The statement from the archdiocese says test results showed "there were cancerous cells in the kidney and in a nodule, which was removed from the liver."
The archdiocese says George plans to rest at home this weekend and be on retreat next week.