John McCain Diagnosed With Brain Cancer

Tyler Durden's picture

Just days after John McCain had a blood clot removed above his left eye, late on Wednesday his office announced that McCain has a brain tumor associated with the removed blood clot. In a statement doctors revealed that McCain has been diagnosed with glioblastoma, an aggressive cancer. The statement says the 80-year-old senator and his family are reviewing further treatment, including a combination of chemotherapy and radiation.

The tumor was revealed after surgery to remove blood clot, with the statement noting 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."

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

Full statement below:



"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."

McCain has previously overcome cancer. He revealed in 2008 during his presidential campaign that he had four malignant melanomas removed in surgeries in 1993, 2000 and 2002.

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."

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"

And former President Obama said "McCain was as tough as they come."

Finally President Trump issued a statement: Senator John McCain has always been a fighter. Melania and I send our thoughts and prayers to Senator McCain, Cindy, and their entire family. Get well soon.

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JoeSexPack's picture

Never thought I'd root for North Vietnam.

Socratic Dog's picture

He'll be using the latest, best teatment for brain cancer, I've no doubt: the Evil Weed.

localsavage's picture

One thing is for sure, he won't do the right thing and step aside.

BullyBearish's picture

FAKE NEWS...he doesn't have a brain...

Gold...Bitches's picture

This is a quick type of cancer - it wont be long.  Median survival is about 14.6 months and two-year survival is 30%

Normalcy Bias's picture

So, the suffering will be over soon for the country?

overbet's picture

Couldnt happen to a nicer guy

AVmaster's picture



That explains alot...


Now if we can figure out whats wrong with pelosi.... ^.^

Tom Servo's picture

McCain, shitstain that he is, will beat this, no matter how many stem cells from infants they need to inject into him.  These fuckers never fucking die...


Harlequin001's picture

What a terrible fucking shame.

Twox2's picture

Nobody beats glio. It's really bad stuff. Lost a young 46-year old boss to it in my early career. He lasted a year and a half, but quality of life was abysmal. An 80-year-old won't last six months. I wouldn't wish this on anyone...

JLee2027's picture

Exactly. There is no joy in seeing your enemy fall.  I fear he will be like Ted Kennedy, hanging on and refusing to resign even entering a coma.

Shemp 4 Victory's picture

I am deeply saddened by this development. We will now never see him hanged for war crimes.

Whoa Dammit's picture

Cheer up Shemp. There's still the hope that we can drop him like one of his bomb bomb bombs onto Fukushima. Fukushima has the best radiation going.

Luc X. Ifer's picture

Excellent news, what an awesome summer, knowing that's the last one of John 'Shitty' McStain ...

MANvsMACHINE's picture

If he was able to beat Hans Gruber and his team of assasins, successfully getting all those people out of the building unharmed, I think John McCain has a pretty good chance of beating a little old tumor.

Save_America1st's picture
John McCain Diagnosed With Brain Cancer

John McCain Diagnosed With Treason


There....fixed it for ya, bitchez.

not just a traitor and a scumbag...but now not healthy or fit to continue to be the scumbag traitor that he has always been.  Take him out of the position and replace him with someone else in AZ w/ some kind of special election with someone who's an actual patriot and not just some lifelong sell-out globallist scumbag piece of shit like he has always been. 



Dormouse's picture

I feel bad for his trophy wife, what's her name? Bombiran? Or is that his mistress?

giovanni_f's picture

Nothing special with an 80 year about to go west. American hero, you had the opportunity to kill a lot of innocent people. You didn't wast it. But now it's time to say bye bye.

Manthong's picture


Geezus F C…

I could have told you that back when he was a bedfellow of Ted Kennedy.

Mind rot is epidemic in D C.


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jcaz's picture

Took THIS long to figure this out????  Must have had this brain tumor since he was 19......

Karma is a bitch, slow that she may be.


Shitonya Serfs's picture

Bet ya he gets replaced by a Dem/Lib

crazzziecanuck's picture

Democrats will make sure a Republican wins one way or another even if they have to resort to electing one of their own from their corporatist ranks.  Not as if it matters from which of the duopoly is chosen.

de3de8's picture

Tuned in for comments, not disappointed!

Lucretius's picture
John McCain Diagnosed With Brain Cancer

wrong, John McCain IS cancer. To report that cancer has cancer is repetitive and non news worthy. Though a nearing end to this "distinguished" career is   .

Eyes Opened's picture

I thought his mistress was called Lindsay.  ??

jeff montanye's picture

that sounds good.  currently the neocons from the republcan party are invading the dnc and getting in bed with such worthies as hillary clinton, john podesta, debby wasserman - schultz and chuck schumer.

they are also trying to make boycotting israel a felony (!!??)

Wrenching Away's picture

This made me laugh out loud, and almost spill my beer. Just watched that movie a few weeks ago.

Yog Soggoth's picture

Exactly. The crimes are so heinoeous I cant'teven spell them. Shooting while hanging iz not goot enuf for this fella, so why not let the world decide in a trial? Flight deck at night. Guam. Sharks. Jet fuel spilled on deck. Flare guns. Banjos. I know everyone here and around the world want's him to die, but I want him to live long enough to suffer in prison and rat on the others like he did in Hanoi.

land_of_the_few's picture

Banjos. OMG, you sadist. Duelling banjos? :D

Or perhaps a rousing chorus of "Smoke On The Water" led by Amanda Fucking Palmer (TM) on mandolin and giving it her best at the top of her voice

Kind of like a Viking funeral with a twist :D

Perhaps Nerina Pallot would like to say a few words at the appropriate time

Nerina Pallot - Everybody's Gone to War

I've got a friend, he's a pure-bred killing machine
He says he's waited his whole damn life for this
I knew him well when he was seventeen
Now he's a man he'll be dead by Christmas

And so, everybody's going to war
But we don't know what we're fighting for
Don't tell me it's a worthy cause
No cause could be so worthy

If love is a drug, I guess we're all sober
If hope is a song, I guess it's all over
How to have faith, when faith is a crime?
I don't want to die
I'f God's on our side, then God is a joker
Asleep on the job, his children fall over
Running out through the door and straight to the sky
I don't want to die

J Jason Djfmam's picture


Perhaps you are suggesting Woody Harrelson beat him to death with a banjo ala Zombieland?

PhattyBuoy's picture

How many lives did this fucker cost in the last decade ?


A million ...

More ... !


He is still looking for "moderate Syrians"   somewhere ...

StarGate's picture

The best for the country would be immediate resignation with special election to fill the seat. But that is what would be best for the country.

fockewulf190's picture

Now we will soon get to see $150 million bucks+ being spent on a special election for McCain's Senate seat. If you think Georgia was a shit show, wait until this farce gets underway. Only thing is, the war chests must damn near totally depleted after not only Hillary's epic disaster part deux, but Ossoff's loss as well. Time to get the poor to sell their kidneys....because if the Dems don't win this election, they are beyond done as a political force for years to come. Maybe Barry is going to rerun for the Senate.....

_triplesix_'s picture

I don't think it's "their" kidneys that get sold...

Anon2017's picture

Mark Zuckerberg could afford to spend $100 million or even $200 million on a Democratic candidate he liked and would hardly notice to the expsense. He is worth about $50 billion, according to a Google search. The Koch brothers are worth about $80 billion combined according to a Google search and are great at shaking down other Republicans for political contributions. Arizona will have the best election money can buy.