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Senator John McCain Diagnosed With Brain Cancer

John McCain has been in the spotlight of American politics for quite some time now. He has held the title of United States Senator of Arizona since 1987! He has been awarded a Purple Heart, Legion of Merit, Prisoner of War Medal and many others throughout his amazing life.

For such an honorable man in this day and age, it is very sad to hear that Senator McCain has been diagnosed with brain cancer. The diagnosis happened after he had surgery to remove a blot clot. This is a man that spent more than five years imprisoned by North Vietnam and now it looks like he will have to keep fighting for his life. Thought and prayers are with the Senator and his family.

STATEMENT FROM THE OFFICE OF SENATOR JOHN McCAIN
Washington, D.C. ­– At the request of Senator John McCain (R-AZ) and his family, Mayo Clinic released the following statement today:
“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.”
Please direct all media inquiries to Julie Tarallo at julie_tarallo@mccain.senate.gov.


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