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Source to CBS News: Beau Biden undergoing tests for unknown cancer ailment

Late word: A source tells CBS News that Beau Biden has been admitted to the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, to undergo tests for an unknown cancer ailment. (Although a call to the hospital could not confirm that; perhaps he's just not officially "admitted".)

(U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT has consistently ranked M.D. Anderson the best hospital for cancer treatment in the United States.)

The Delaware Attorney General - who suffered a mild stroke in May 2010 - felt weak and disoriented during a drive to Indiana last Wednesday, according to the Attorney General's office. So the eldest son of the Vice President went to Northwestern University Hospital in Chicago for treatment.

Beau Biden then discussed his symptoms with his physician at Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia.

The Attorney General was apparently well enough Sunday to join his dad as they offered encouragement to members of the Newark National Little League team, headed to the Little League World Series.

Gee... at 44, Joseph Robinette 'Beau' Biden III is a rather young guy to have experienced so many health issues.

Considering (then) Congressman Mike Castle suffered a small stroke at the age of 67 - and some people murmured about his health during his Senate run - and health & age were subliminal factors in (then) Senator Bill Roth's loss to Tom Carper, one wonders if health could become a long-term issue for Beau Biden, particularly now with word about the tests for possible cancer. The "C" word is powerful in public perceptions.

His dad survived a brain aneuryism in 1988 - undergoing emergency surgery - and underwent a second surgery.

Posted at 6:25am on August 20, 2013 by Allan Loudell

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Comments on this post:

Mike from Delaware
Tue, Aug 20, 2013 8:02am
Hope he is OK, and will lift him up in prayer.

Things like this are always a reminder that God doesn't guarantee us the next hour, much less the next day or year. It's all in God's time.

The fact that Beau Biden is now in Texas getting tested implies there is something a miss.

Mike from Delaware
Tue, Aug 20, 2013 8:09am
Mrpizza: Just saw this story from 6ABC, and thought of you. Hope you have bullet proof glass on your car when delivering pizza in Chester.

Apparently the folks in Chester are tired of Wilmington hogging all the news headlines, thus someone shot someone else last night who was driving in Chester.

This ought to help encourage folks to go to the Chester casino.


Tue, Aug 20, 2013 8:22am
MikeFromDelaware: Let me get this straight. Your sadistic god makes people sick so he can get people praying and if they pray enough, he lets them get better. Sounds like your god gets off on making people suffer and then having them beg to make the suffering stop. And you all are supposed to love this thing?
I hope Biden lives long enough to see his corruption exposed and to find himself thrown in jail.

Tue, Aug 20, 2013 11:32am
Likewise, my prayers are with Beau Biden. And billsmith: my prayers are with you also. You know, God and Mr. Obama have something in common. Whether we love Barry or not, he is still our elected president. And whether you like God or not, He is still God.

Mike from Delaware
Tue, Aug 20, 2013 1:14pm
JimH: Well said, and Amen.

Tue, Aug 20, 2013 1:32pm
What a laugh! You can see Obama. Anybody ever seen this so-called god of yours?
Talk about self-deluded.

Tue, Aug 20, 2013 7:54pm
Time now for a "musical moment" from good ole Mr. Pizza. In celebration of the recent legalization of so-called "gay marriage" by the states of Maryland and Delaware, I wish to dedicate this song to one of its staunch proponents, Bill Smith.

This one's for you Bill!


Tue, Aug 20, 2013 7:58pm
Mike: Kind of a scary story. What's worse is that they even got one of the street names wrong. It's McDowell Avenue, not McDonnell.

I'm going to be conferring with the management if there will be any new policies on that section of town.

Mike from Delaware
Tue, Aug 20, 2013 8:38pm
Mrpizza: why don't you switch to a suburban location?

Tue, Aug 20, 2013 8:54pm
MFD: Actually, I'm at a suburban location. The pizza joint is in Brookhaven and delivers not only to Chester, but Media, Wallingford, and Aston. For what it's worth, most of our Chester business is in the Widener University area, whereas most of the real bad parts of town belong to the Chichester Avenue store.

With the growth of suburban crime over the past 3 or so years, I'm not even sure it's any safer in Brandywine Hundred. In any event, thank you for your concern. One way you can help is to pray for my safety every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday during the evenings. Here's a link to some scriptures I'm claiming for myself and if you wish you may pray these scriptures over me. Thanks again.


Mike from Delaware
Tue, Aug 20, 2013 11:55pm
I'd be delighted to pray for a hedge of protection for you. Be safe, and yes, trust in The Lord.

Wed, Aug 21, 2013 6:55am
Thanks Mike.

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