A spokesperson for John McCain announced Wednesday that the Arizona senator has brain cancer.
Pathology was performed following McCain’s surgery Friday to remove a blood clot, and tests showed the presence of a “primary brain tumor” known as glioblastoma.
The family is now considering treatment options with his Mayo Clinic team of doctors.
The Mayo Clinic said in a statement released by McCain’s office: “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 Senator’s doctors say he is recovering from his surgery ‘amazingly well’ and his underlying health is excellent.”
The 80-year-old Senator was resting at home following the removal of the blood clot last week. His absence from Congress led Republicans to defer the vote on the repeal and replacement of Obamacare.
John McCain has been a fighter all his life and this is just the latest challenge. We are praying for his speedy recovery.
— JohnCornyn (@JohnCornyn) July 20, 2017