Sad News, Sen. John McCain’s New Diagnosis
Sad news, Sen. John McCain, long-term congressman from Arizona, went for his annual checkup late last week. He was complaining of double vision and fatigue. He underwent a cat scan followed by an MRI scan. He then underwent surgery at the Mayo Clinic, in Arizona, last Friday. He then had a blood clot removed. After further exploration, the pathology tests said the blood clot was associated with cancer.
The Senator Has Been Diagnosed with Brain Cancer
Senator McCain has been diagnosed with brain cancer. In a statement issued late today, doctors revealed that he has been diagnosed with glioblastoma. This is an aggressive cancer. It is what his good friend, Senator Ted Kennedy, died from a number of years ago.
The statement also said the 80-year-old senator, and his family, are reviewing further treatment. This will most likely involve a combination of chemotherapy and radiation.
Meghan McCain, daughter of the senator and a Fox News host, released a statement saying, “The news of my father’s illness has affected every one of us in the McCain family. My grandmother, mother, brothers, sister and I have all endured the shock of the news and now we live with the anxiety about what comes next. It is an experience familiar to us, given my father’s previous battle with cancer – and it is familiar to the countless American families whose loved ones are also stricken with the tragedy of disease and the inevitability of age.” The hostess went on to say, “It won’t surprise you to learn that in all this, the one of us who is most confident and calm is my father. He is the toughest person I know. The cruelest enemy could not break him. The aggressions of political life could not bend him. So he is meeting this challenge as he has every other. Cancer may afflict him in may ways: but it will not make him surrender. Nothing ever has.”