Sen. John McCain was dealt devastating news late on Wednesday.
After attending a medical appointment for his eye at the Mayo Clinic Hospital in Arizona, it was revealed that he had been diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer.
“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,” a statement released by McCain’s Senate office read.
“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.”
McCain issues a statement on his hearing questions, suggests he shouldn't "stay up late watching Diamondbacks night games" pic.twitter.com/09sSpT0Vcn
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Conservative Tribune reports:
Doctors for McCain, who is 80, revealed to CNN that the tumor is primary glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer. CNN’s report noted that average survival time with treatment after diagnosis for primary glioblastoma is 14 months, although 10 percent of patients survive for more than five years.
The clot was originally discovered during a physical on the Arizona senator last week. At that time, McCain had said he would spend a week recovering from the surgery and return to Washington. However, reports in the media quickly began to indicate that McCain’s surgery was more serious than the senator’s people were letting on.
“Usually, a blood clot in this area would be a very concerning issue,” Dr. Nrupen Baxi, assistant professor of neurosurgery at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, told The New York Times in a piece published over the weekend. “The recovery time from a craniotomy is usually a few weeks.”
Even President Donald Trump wished McCain well.
Melania and I send our thoughts and prayers to Senator McCain, Cindy, and their entire family. pic.twitter.com/SO4XYgnyug
— President Trump (@POTUS) July 20, 2017
We must pray for McCain and hope that he can recover from this devastating diagnosis.
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