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WCCO Radio's Mondale To Undergo Cancer Surgery

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WCCO Radio's Mondale To Undergo Cancer Surgery

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) ― WCCO-AM Radio host Eleanor Mondale will once again undergo surgery to remove a cancerous mass in her brain.

The daughter of former Vice President Walter Mondale said the tumor was responding to chemotherapy, but then the cancer formed a small mass.

Mondale was first diagnosed with brain cancer in 2005. She fought that cancer with chemotherapy only to have it return in February of 2008. That mass was removed surgically and she returned to work that June. At the time, she was in good spirits and didn't shy away from joking about her health problems.

Mondale's cancer returned again in April 2009. In May, Mondale told WCCO-TV's Darcy Pohland that she felt very discouraged. To make matters worse, the chemotherapy being used to prevent and treat her cancer made her feel very sick. Mondale said she felt the treatments would kill her before the cancer would.

Doctors plan another surgery later this week.

You can check up on Mondale's progress and leave a comment on the guestbook on her Caring Bridge Web site.

On the site she says that she and her husband Chan are "very fortunate people" to have their friends and family and "the finest doctors in the world."

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