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John McCain Diagnosed With Brain Cancer

Days after John McCain had a blood clot removed from his eye, on Wednesday afternoon his office announced that the Senator has been diagnosed with brain cancer. According to a statement from the office, the tumor was revealed after surgery to remove blood clot, adding that "scanning done since the procedure (a minimally invasive craniotomy with an eyebrow incision) shows that the tissue of concern was completely resected by imaging criteria."

The office added that "the Senator and his family are reviewing further treatment options with his Mayo Clinic care team. Treatment options may include a combination of chemotherapy and radiation."

The statement also notes that "the Senator's doctors say he is recovering from his surgery 'amazingly well' and his underlying health is excellent."

Full statement below:

STATEMENT FROM THE OFFICE OF SENATOR JOHN McCAIN

 

"On Friday, July 14, Sen. John McCain underwent a procedure to remove a blood clot from above his left eye at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix. Subsequent tissue pathology revealed that a primary brain tumor known as a glioblastoma was associated with the blood clot.

 

"Scanning done since the procedure (a minimally invasive craniotomy with an eyebrow incision) shows that the tissue of concern was completely resected by imaging criteria.

 

"The Senator and his family are reviewing further treatment options with his Mayo Clinic care team. Treatment options may include a combination of chemotherapy and radiation.

 

"The Senator's doctors say he is recovering from his surgery 'amazingly well' and his underlying health is excellent."

 

The office of Senator John McCain also released the following statement:

 

"Senator McCain appreciates the outpouring of support he has received over the last few days. He is in good spirits as he continues to recover at home with his family in Arizona. He is grateful to the doctors and staff at Mayo Clinic for their outstanding care, and is confident that any future treatment will be effective. Further consultations with Senator McCain's Mayo Clinic care team will indicate when he will return to the United States Senate."

In a statement from his daughter, Meghan McCain, she said that "the news of my father's illness has affected every one of us in the McCain family. My grandmother, mother, brothers, sister and I have all endured the shock of the news and now we live with the anxiety about what comes next."

Statement regarding my father

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— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain)

Mitch McConnell also commented on the diagnosis, saying that McCain "never shied from a fight…he will face this challenge with the same extraordinary courage that has characterized his life"

McConnell: McCain "never shied from a fight…he will face this challenge with the same extraordinary courage that has characterized his life" pic.twitter.com/CndqEiy60j

— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy)