Sen. John McCain diagnosed with malignant brain tumor

Meghan McCain's Tweet About Her Father's Brain Cancer Diagnosis Is Heartbreaking

John McCain has brain cancer and doctors have a removed tumor discovered after he underwent a surgical procedure last week to remove a blood clot.

McCain's office said in a statement that the Arizona Republican remained in good spirits Wednesday and is confident that any treatments will be effective.

Subsequent tissue pathology revealed that a tumor known as glioblastoma was found to be associated with that that blood clot.

Glioblastomas are tumours that arise from astrocytes, the star-shaped cells that make up the supportive tissues of the brain, according to American Brain Tumour Association. He and his family are considering further treatment, including chemotherapy and radiation.

Meghan McCain, the senator's daughter, released a statement on Twitter on Wednesday evening about her father's diagnosis.

"‪Senator McCain has set an example for all Americans in the toughest of fights, in the most hard circumstances".

McCain is now recovering at his Arizona home.

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She goes on to write that her father is "the toughest person I know" and that her love for her father is boundless. His absence had forced Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to delay action on health care legislation.

McCain said he would be recovering in Arizona over the next week.

McCain was the Republican presidential nominee in 2008, when he and running mate Sarah Palin lost to Barack Obama.

"John McCain has always been a warrior", he said in a statement. "Yet even in this moment, my fears for him are overwhelmed by one thing above all: Gratitude for our years together and our years still to come". "Get well soon", Trump said.

McCain is a former military pilot, a veteran of the Vietnam War, whose plane was shot down over North Vietnam during a 1967 Hanoi bombing, and he spent seven years in Vietnamese captivity. She also served with McCain in the Senate. John McCain, R-Ariz. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington, during the committee's hearing on the defense department's budget. Doc.

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