US Senator John McCain is Republican presidential nominee in 2008 known for political independence during more than three decades in the Senate. His office said on Monday that He has been diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer.
He is now eighty years old and he is also a lawmaker and former Navy pilot. Moreover, he was re-elected to a sixth Senate term in November. He has been recovering at home in Arizona since undergoing surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix last Friday to remove a blood clot from above his left eye.
It is revealed that a brain tumor known as a glioblastoma was associated with the clot, his office said.
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McCain’s is having treatments like chemotherapy and radiations to recover him and the doctors said that he was recovering from surgery “amazingly well”
Doctors also said that his underlying health was excellent.
Glioblastoma is known to be a grade IV tumor. Medical experts said it can be spread to other parts of the brain quickly. McCain’s daughter, Meghan McCain, said the family was shocked and devastated by the diagnosis but that her father was the “most confident and calm” Like nothing has happened. His father prepared himself for a new battle against cancer.
Doctors said that he had no sign of neurological impairment before or during his surgery. His fellow members of Congress paid him to offer tributes and wishes for his quick and instant recovery.
McCain is one of the best-known and most popular US lawmakers and he is also known for his independent political streak, ready wit, and strong solid opinions.
Senator Lindsey Graham who is a long time and very close friend of McCain said that he was “resolved and determined” when they spoke by telephone.
“This disease has never had a more worthy opponent.”
McCain also has a reputation for working with Democrats on different issues.
“Senator John McCain has always been a fighter,” said President Donald Trump. “Get well soon.”
One of McCain’s proudest moments in 2005 was as a US senator worked to pass legislation banning torture. McCain’s absence from Washington this week makes it difficult for McConnell to collect the 50 votes he needs in a chamber. His absence could also complicate progress toward passing the annual National Defense Authorization Act.