Sen. John McCain has brain cancer

Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) was diagnosed with brain cancer by the Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix, after the Arizona lawmaker underwent a procedure last week to remove a blood clot last week. 

Arizona Sen. John McCain

At McCain’s request, Mayo Clinic released a statement that said, “Following a routine annual physical, Sen. John McCain underwent a procedure to remove a blood clot from above his left eye on Friday, July 14 at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix.”

Surgeons successfully removed the 5-cm blood clot during a minimally invasive craniotomy with an eyebrow incision. Tissue pathology reports are pending within the next several days, according to the hospital.

“The Senator is resting comfortably at home and is in good condition,” the statement said. “His Mayo Clinic doctors report that the surgery went ‘very well’ and he is in good spirits. Once the pathology information is available, further care will be discussed between doctors and the family. In the meantime, his Mayo Clinic care team will not be conducting interviews.”

McCain’s Washington DC office released a statement that said: “Senator McCain received excellent treatment at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix, and appreciates the tremendous professionalism and care by its doctors and staff. He is in good spirits and recovering comfortably at home with his family. On the advice of his doctors, Senator McCain will be recovering in Arizona next week.”

As available, more information on McCain’s progress will be made public.


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