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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford released from hospital

TORONTO (NEWS1130) – Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has been released from a hospital where he has been undergoing chemotherapy for a rare form of cancer.

A statement from his office says Ford left the city’s Mount Sinai Hospital this afternoon and has returned home where he is “resting with his family.”

The brief statement also says Ford would like to thank the staff who treated him for their “exceptional level of care,” and expresses the mayor’s gratitude for the support he’s received from Toronto residents ever since it was announced that he had a tumour.

Ford has spent the past two weeks in hospital after seeking medical attention for unbearable abdominal pain.

Initial tests revealed he had an abdominal tumour and last Wednesday, doctors diagnosed him with liposarcoma _ a type of cancer that arises from fat cells and can attack a variety of soft tissues.

Ford’s doctor said the mayor would be undergoing two rounds of chemotherapy before determining the next steps in his treatment.