Olmert’s cancer worsening, tests show


JERUSALEM (JTA) — Ehud Olmert’s prostate cancer is worsening, tests have shown.

Medical tests conducted at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York in the past few days indicate that the tumor "requires immediate treatment," according to a statement released Sunday by the former prime minister’s media adviser.

Olmert will decide in the coming days whether to opt for surgery or radiation therapy, and whether to be treated in Israel or in New York, according to reports.

Olmert went public with his cancer in October 2007.  A hearing in one of the corruption affairs against Olmert was postponed recently until next month for the trip to New York for medical tests.

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