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Ted Kennedy suffers mild seizure

A short report on the hospitalization of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.) on Friday was posted Saturday by the Washington Post.

Kennedy was taken by ambulance to a hospital near his Cape Cod vacation home after suffering a mild seizure. As reported by the Boston Globe, authorities had received an emergency 911 call at 5:12 p.m. from the Kennedy Compound in Hyannis Port, Barnstable police Sergeant Ben Baxter, said.

The seizure was attributed to a change in medications, Kennedy's office in Washington said in a statement.

Kennedy returned home a few hours after being admitted to the hospital. He reportedly planned to watch the presidential debates that evening.

Kennedy had a previous seizure in May and underwent surgery in June for a malignant brain tumor.An anonymous associate of Kennedy's said that doctors told Kennedy that seizures will become more common as he battles the brain tumor.

The Globe report further elaborated on the story by including the views of a medical professional-

"It is not uncommon for patients with brain cancer to suffer seizures intermittently, said Dr. Deepa Subramaniam, director of the Brain Tumor Center at Georgetown University's Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center in Washington, D.C.

"Even for those patients whose tumors have been completely taken out, you still have an area of their brain that remains abnormal for the rest of their lifetime," Subramaniam said."