Maverick US Senator John McCain diagnosed with brain cancer
US Senator John McCain is battling brain cancer, it was revealed last night.
Doctors discovered a brain tumour after the Republican Arizona senator underwent surgery to remove a blood clot above his left eye.
Tissue analysis revealed that a primary brain tumor known as a glioblastoma was associated with the clot, his office said.
The 80-year-old former presidential nominee has been recovering at home following the procedure at the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix.
A statement from the hospital read: “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 Republican senator is reviewing treatment options including chemotherapy and radiation
McCain’s doctors said he was recovering from his surgery “amazingly well” and that his underlying health was excellent.
His daughter, Meghan, paid a touching tribute to her father on Twitter following his shock diagnosis.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell called McCain, the chairman of the Armed Services Committee, and a prisoner of war during the Vietnam War, a hero and said he looked forward to having him back in Washington.
“We all look forward to seeing this American hero again soon,” McConnell said in a statement.