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Rob Ford, Toronto Mayor Seeking Re-election, Has Tumor

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By    |   Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 11:21 AM

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has been diagnosed with a tumor after being admitted to Humber River Hospital, hospital officials and Ford's family confirmed Wednesday.

"The tumor is in his abdomen, that's our working diagnosis based on a CT scan," Dr. Rueben Devlin, president and CEO of Humber River Hospital, told CBC News. "It's being investigated further and we need to determine exactly what type of tumor it is."

The Toronto Sun reported that Ford's heath scares comes eight years after his father died of colon cancer.

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"It saddens me that I have to be here," Doug Ford, the mayor's campaign manager, said in a news conference, according to the Toronto Sun. "Rob's in good spirits and we just want to thank the well-wishers and all the calls that are coming in."

Doug Ford told reporters he had breakfast with his brother on Wednesday morning at Perkins restaurant in Etobicoke.

"He had stomach pain," Doug Ford said, according to the Toronto Sun. "He said his stomach was bothering him."

The mayor saw a doctor who sent him to the hospital, said Doug Ford.

Doctors located the tumor and the mayor was admitted "for further investigation and to obtain a definitive diagnosis," hospital officials said to the Toronto Sun.

CBC News said there was no sign that Ford intends to drop out of the Oct. 27 mayoral race in which he is running for re-election and Ford's mayoral opponents passed along thoughts and prayers upon the news.

"While you may see us debating, we are also human beings," said John Tory, one of Ford's opponents. "Rob Ford is a husband, father, son and brother and I want to see him back in good health as soon as possible and back where he would want to be — with us at the debating tables talking about the city we all love."

Fellow mayoral contender Olivia Chow told CBC News her thoughts and prayers Ford and his family and said the public should give his family privacy.

"Stay strong, we know you're strong," Chow said, according to CBC News in her message to Ford. "Don't worry about anything else. Just get well."

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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has been diagnosed with a tumor after being admitted to Humber River Hospital, hospital officials and Ford's family confirmed Wednesday.
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