Rob Ford hospitalized after being given "working diagnosis" of tumour: Hospital

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford leaves his office at city hall to take part in a vote on July 9, 2014. A Toronto hospital says Mayor Rob Ford has been hospitalized after being given a "working diagnosis of a tumour."
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TORONTO - A Toronto hospital says Mayor Rob Ford has been hospitalized after being given a "working diagnosis of a tumour."

Humber River Hospital says in a statement that Ford attended the hospital earlier Wednesday complaining of abdominal pains that have "persisted for at least three months" but worsened in the last day.

It says an examination and investigation has resulted in the "working diagnosis" of a tumour and that he has been admitted "for further investigation to obtain a definitive diagnosis."

The hospital says Ford's brother Coun. Doug Ford and hospital CEO Dr. Rueben Devlin are to address the media outside the hospital.

Ford's chief of staff told The Canadian Press in an email that more information will be released at the news conference.

Rob Ford is running for re-election in the city's Oct. 27 municipal vote.

The statement from the hospital said:

"Earlier today Mayor Rob Ford attended Humber River Hospital's Church Street Emergency Department, complaining of abdominal pains that have persisted for at least three months and have become worse in the last 24 hours. Examination and investigation has resulted in a working diagnosis of a tumour. The Mayor has been admitted to allow for further investigation to obtain a definitive diagnosis."


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