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US Senator John McCain Diagnosed with Brain Cancer

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US Senator and former Presidential Candidate John McCain has Brain Cancer

John McCain, US Senator and 2008 presidential candidate has been diagnosed with brain cancer, his office disclosed on Wednesday.

The statement says the senator had visited the hospital to remove a blood clot from above his left eye when a tissue pathology revealed that a brain tumour known as a glioblastoma was associated with the blood clot.

The statement read:

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.

Glioblastoma is said to be the most common and aggressive form of brain cancer, with survival following diagnosis, according to Current Oncology, usually between  12 – 15 months, with fewer than 3% to 5% of people surviving longer than five years.

Photo Credit: mccain.senate.gov

9 Comments

  1. Anon

    July 20, 2017 at 12:55 pm

    Get well soon, Senator. He’s a fighter and I know he will fight the big C.

    • Nne Umu Boys!

      July 20, 2017 at 1:42 pm

      Its a small useless c. The only BIG C there can ever be is Christ! Senator will be alright in Jesus name.

  2. Linda

    July 20, 2017 at 2:29 pm

    Get well soon senator. Please take that out and put it in trumps brain not McCain

    • Kay

      July 20, 2017 at 2:42 pm

      No one deserves cancer. No one.

    • Pat

      July 20, 2017 at 10:20 pm

      U did I burst oug laughing. This is so wrong

  3. nene+

    July 20, 2017 at 4:14 pm

    My thought and prayer are with you Distinguished Senator John Mc Cain. I wish you Gods divine healing.

  4. Rubby

    July 20, 2017 at 4:29 pm

    Dunno if u believe in prayer senator, but I pray God heals you IJN…

  5. Jibril

    July 20, 2017 at 5:19 pm

    Senator John McCain has always genuinely stood up for his country. It’s time for his country (and all) to stand by him. Get well quick, Senator, by God’s grace.

  6. madman

    July 20, 2017 at 10:03 pm

    The same one that denied other people access to healthcare.

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