Card. George diagnosed with cancer
Posted on 17 August 2012 by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
Perhaps in your goodness you would remember Card. George in your prayers, perhaps even offering some penances and mortifications for him.
August 17, 2012
Cardinal Francis George will undergo treatment for cancer, the Chicago Archdiocese announced Friday afternoon.
According to a statement from the Archdiocese, the Cardinal underwent a procedure on Wednesday August 15 at Loyola University Medical Center.
Today the Cardinal met with his doctors who reviewed test results with him which indicated cancerous cells in his kidney and in a nodule that was removed from his liver, the statement said.
Doctors will work with Cardinal George to plan a course of treatment. He will be resting at home this weekend and will be on retreat next week, according to the statement.
The Archdiocese had no further information.
Cardinal George, 75, has a history of health problems, he underwent surgery for a rare form of bladder cancer six years ago.
He also suffered from polio when he was a child.