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Toronto mayor’s cancer has 50/50 survival rate

October 2, 2014

TORONTO (AP) — Toronto’s embattled Mayor Rob Ford says doctors have told him there’s a 50/50 survival rate for the rare and aggressive form of cancer he has been diagnosed with.

Ford said Thursday that he always “sees the glass as half full” and is taking it “day to day” as he battles malignant liposarcoma, which he was diagnosed with last month.

Ford has refused to step down as mayor despite months of scandal and an admission he used crack cocaine while in a “drunken stupor.”

But he bowed out of the race for re-election on Oct. 27 after doctors detected a tumor in his abdomen. Ford is still running for a seat on the city council. The mayor’s brother, Doug, entered the race to replace him.

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