Senator John McCain Diagnosed With Brain Cancer
Arizona Senator John McCain has brain cancer, according to a release from his office.
Doctors found a tumor after McCain, 80, had a blood clot removed last week. The tumor is a glioblastoma, which is “one of the most common but also one of the most malignant brain tumors,” reports the New York Times. “It can be treated with chemotherapy and radiation, but medical experts said it almost always grows back.”
“Further consultations with Senator McCain’s Mayo Clinic care team will indicate when he will return to the United States Senate,” says his office.
Talk about McCain’s health had popped up last month when he rambled during James Comey’s Senate hearing.
McCain, a former prisoner of war and as heavyweight a politician as there is in the U.S., was the Republican presidential nominee in 2008. He has already received warm wishes from many people, across party lines, including President Trump, who, you may recall, has infamously attacked McCain.
Melania and I send our thoughts and prayers to Senator McCain, Cindy, and their entire family. Get well soon. https://t.co/fONWVlmYyz
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 20, 2017
Karen & I are praying for @SenJohnMcCain. Cancer picked on the wrong guy. John McCain is a fighter & he'll win this fight too. God bless!
— Vice President Pence (@VP) July 20, 2017
John McCain is an American hero & one of the bravest fighters I've ever known. Cancer doesn't know what it's up against. Give it hell, John.
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) July 20, 2017
As he’s shown his entire life, don’t bet against John McCain. Best wishes to him for a swift recovery.
— Bill Clinton (@billclinton) July 20, 2017
John McCain is as tough as they come. Thinking of John, Cindy, their wonderful children, & their whole family tonight.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) July 20, 2017
John and I have been friends for 40 years. He's gotten through so much difficulty with so much grace. He is strong – and he will beat this.
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) July 20, 2017
John McCain is one tough fighter – we know he'll face this diagnosis with courage and strength. Our family… https://t.co/XXTUltNGey
— Sarah Palin (@SarahPalinUSA) July 20, 2017