Six-term Republican Senator and former presidential candidate John McCain has officially been diagnosed with brain cancer. After originally being admitted to the hospital to remove a blood clot from his eye, further tests found cancer.
On Saturday, McCain’s office announced his eye surgery, and that pathology reports could be expected in the coming days.
Today, the hospital released the following statement:
“Subsequent tissue pathology revealed that a primary brain tumor known as a glioblastoma was associated with the blood clot.”
“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 statement added.
John McCain’s daughter released the following statement:
McCain’s friend and fellow Arizona Senator Jeff Flake confirmed that he spoke with John:
Just spoke to @SenJohnMcCain. Tough diagnosis, but even tougher man.
— Jeff Flake (@JeffFlake) 20. јул 2017.
Senator Murphy of Connecticut honored McCain and sent his best wishes:
— Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) 20. јул 2017.
Hillary Clinton expressed her support:
John McCain is as tough as they come. Thinking of John, Cindy, their wonderful children, & their whole family tonight.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) 20. јул 2017.
Fmr. President George H.W. Bush released a statement:
— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) 20. јул 2017.
Watch the clip below:
— CNN (@CNN) 20. јул 2017.