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Rob Ford to undergo radiation for abdominal tumour starting this week

Councillor Rob Ford is about to begin the next step in his fight against cancer.

Starting this week, Ford will now undergo 27 straight days of radiation to attack a tumour in his abdomen.

In December, Ford said that five rounds of chemotherapy have managed to shrink the size of the mass by half.

The former mayor was diagnosed with malignant liposarcoma — a rare and aggressive form of abdominal cancer — in mid-September.

Before he received his diagnosis, Ford dropped out of the mayoral race after doctors said he had a “fair size” tumour in his abdomen for which a biopsy was being done. He opted instead to run for city council.

He was voted in as councillor for his old Ward 2 Etobicoke North on Oct. 27.