After undergoing a medical procedure, US Senator John McCain was diagnosed with brain cancer. The Republican nominee in the 2008 presidential election might have to undergo chemotherapy and radiation.







McCain

McCain Photo credit: Reuters/ Channel 2 News

Yesterday (Wednesday), US Senator John McCain’s office revealed that the Republican nominee in the 2008 presidential election was diagnosed with brain cancer.

The 80-year-old is one of the most prominent figures in the country’s modern history. McCain was a pilot in the navy and was captured by the North Vietnamese in the Vietnam War. He was re-elected to serve in the Senate 6 times.







Obama and McCain, 2008

Obama and McCain, 2008 Photo credit: Reuters/ Channel 2 News

According to the statement released by his office: “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 senior Arizona Senator is currently recovering from his operation in Phoenix, where a blood clot was removed from above his eye. According to his doctors, McCain suffers from a brain tumor known as glioblastoma. He is reportedly recovering quickly and is in good condition. 

“Senator John McCain has always been a fighter,” US President Donald Trump stated. “Melania and I send our thoughts and prayers to Senator McCain, Cindy, and their entire family. Get well soon.”