Francis Cardinal George, who leades the Archdiocese of the Roman Catholic Church here in Chicago has been diagnosed with bladder cancer.
This announcement was made to the public last night, and according to the press conference--going on right now--has survived the surgery, which removed his entire bladder.
The Cardinal has been having bladder problems since June of this year, and at that time some suspicious cells (for cancer) were found.
The biopsies revealed a high grade tumor, yet superficial. A CAT-scan showed the right ureter was partially blocked as it entered the bladder, and a stint was placed to relieve the obstruction. Further tests showed cancer of the bladder.
The surgery today began at 8:15 a.m. and ended around 1:15 p.m. He will be transferred to the Intensive Care Surgical Recovery room at Loyola Medical Center in Maywood, Illinois.
Please pray for Cardinal George today.