CNBC reports that the 75-year-old has stage-four kidney disease; other outlets are reporting kidney cancer; CNBC says Madoff emailed them to say that he's not currently receiving dialysis. According to CBS, which reported a cancer diagnosis:
That diagnosis means the cancer may have spread to nearby organs or lymph nodes, according to the Cleveland Clinic.
Madoff is supposed to be serving a 150-year sentence at Butner Federal Correctional Complex, a North Carolina federal prison, but authorities moved him to the Duke University Medical Center after his heart attack.
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