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 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 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.”
I greatly appreciate the outpouring of support – unfortunately for my sparring partners in Congress, I’ll be back soon, so stand-by!
— John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) July 20, 2017
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.
Godspeed, @SenJohnMcCain. A hero. A fighter. A friend. Israel is with you.
— Benjamin Netanyahu (@netanyahu) July 20, 2017
“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.”
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
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