CHICAGO (AP) — Cardinal Francis George is starting another round of chemotherapy to address signs of cancer returning to the area around his right kidney.
The Archdiocese of Chicago announced the treatment plans for the 77-year-old spiritual leader Friday. George leads the archdiocese, which serves more than 2 million Roman Catholics.
He was diagnosed with cancer in August 2012 and had chemotherapy then. The diocese says the cancer was dormant for more than a year. Now the newly seen cancer cells are confined to the area of his right kidney. George's medical team is recommending chemotherapy drugs that are more aggressive than those used the first time.
George plans to keep working, but may reduce his workload occasionally because of lowered immunity caused by the treatment. He survived bladder cancer eight years ago.