Ex-Congressman Has Cancerous Tumor

Former U.S. Rep. Mike Synar has been diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumor, his spokeswoman said Tuesday.

Synar, a former eight-term Democrat from eastern Oklahoma, was diagnosed with glioblastoma multiforme, spokeswoman Amy Weiss Tobe said. It is a fast-growing and highly malignant type of brain tumor.

Synar, 44, previously had been diagnosed with primary central nervous system lymphoma to the brain.

Last week, he was admitted to the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Md., where doctors diagnosed the tumor. He will remain at the institute, part of the National Institutes of Health, and continue to undergo chemotherapy, Tobe said. “Mike is in good spirits…”

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