Arizona Senator John McCain has been diagnosed with brain cancer. The 80-year-old veteran politician was given the diagnosis last week after he had a blood clot removed. In a statement late Wednesday, doctors reveal that McCain has been diagnosed with glioblastoma, an aggressive cancer.
The statement says the 80-year-old senator and his family are reviewing further treatment, including a combination of chemotherapy and radiation. The senator has been recovering at his Arizona home after doctors at the Mayo Clinic removed a blood clot above his left eye.
The former presidential candidate, who has represented Arizona since 1987, went for his annual checkup, complaining of fatigue and double vision, CNN reported. Doctors then performed cat scan, which led to a MRI scan of the brain where they found a blood clot. McCain underwent surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona last Friday, where he had a blood clot removed. Subsequent pathology tests confirmed the blood clot was associated with brain cancer.
‘The news of my father’s illness has affected every one of us in the McCain family,’ the senator’s daughter, Fox News host Meghan McCain said in a statement released Wednesday evening.