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Former Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has a new cancerous tumor

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Former Toronto Mayor Rob Ford says medical tests have shown that a new tumor doctors discovered on his bladder is cancerous.


   He said Thursday that he is "99 percent sure" the newly discovered tumor is "malignant."


   Ford says he underwent testing after experiencing severe abdominal pain and the diagnosis caught him off guard.


   Ford previously underwent surgery to remove a cancerous tumor in his abdomen. He was diagnosed with malignant liposarcoma last year, forcing him to quit re-election bid for mayor. He ran for his old seat in city council instead and won.


   Ford gained international notoriety in 2013 when, after months of denials, he acknowledged he had smoked crack cocaine in one of his "drunken stupors," but he refused to resign.

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