Chicago, Ill., Aug 29, 2012 / 15:07 pm
Cardinal Francis George will undergo six sessions of chemotherapy over a period of four months to treat his second bout of cancer.
"Please continue to keep the Cardinal in your thoughts and prayers," the Archdiocese of Chicago said Aug. 28.
The cardinal's doctors at Loyola University Medical Center have settled on his course of treatment.
The 75-year-old cardinal will begin chemotherapy on Sept. 5. Each session will last three weeks. He will undergo chemotherapy during the first two weeks of each session and then spend a week without chemotherapy to allow his immune system to recover.