UPDATED: 3/7/14 11:11 p.m.
CHICAGO (CBS) — Cardinal Francis George will undergo a new round of aggressive chemotherapy, after his doctors found fresh signs of cancer surrounding his right kidney.
CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports the cardinal will have a stronger chemo treatment every few weeks for two to three months, and will reduce his schedule. His first treatment was last week, sources told CBS 2.
The cancer is isolated to his kidney and has not spread to his bones, lymph nodes or blood.
Pope Francis has been informed of George’s cancer diagnosis and “he is following it closely and praying for the Cardinal,” said Holy See spokesman Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB.