John McCain Diagnosed With Brain Cancer

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:

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."

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.

Comments

Save_America1st JLee2027 Wed, 07/19/2017 - 23:23 Permalink

John McCain Diagnosed With Brain CancerJohn McCain Diagnosed With Treason There....fixed it for ya, bitchez.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vItuKKuz_7Ynot 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.   

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jeff montanye Save_America1st Thu, 07/20/2017 - 04:15 Permalink

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.  https://theintercept.com/2017/07/17/with-new-d-c-policy-group-dems-cont… are also trying to make boycotting israel a felony (!!??)  https://theintercept.com/2017/07/19/u-s-lawmakers-seek-to-criminally-ou…

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Yog Soggoth Shemp 4 Victory Thu, 07/20/2017 - 00:03 Permalink

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.

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land_of_the_few Yog Soggoth Thu, 07/20/2017 - 03:23 Permalink

Banjos. OMG, you sadist. Duelling banjos? :DOr 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 voiceKind of like a Viking funeral with a twist :DPerhaps Nerina Pallot would like to say a few words at the appropriate timeNerina Pallot - Everybody's Gone to Warhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKTCScoUFWkI've got a friend, he's a pure-bred killing machineHe says he's waited his whole damn life for thisI knew him well when he was seventeenNow he's a man he'll be dead by ChristmasAnd so, everybody's going to warBut we don't know what we're fighting forDon't tell me it's a worthy causeNo cause could be so worthyIf love is a drug, I guess we're all soberIf hope is a song, I guess it's all overHow to have faith, when faith is a crime?I don't want to dieI'f God's on our side, then God is a jokerAsleep on the job, his children fall overRunning out through the door and straight to the skyI don't want to die

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fockewulf190 JLee2027 Thu, 07/20/2017 - 01:42 Permalink

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.....

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Anon2017 fockewulf190 Thu, 07/20/2017 - 09:54 Permalink

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. 

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