Senator John McCain has been diagnosed with a brain tumour after doctors removed a blood clot above his left eye last week.
Doctors at the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix said the 80-year-old Arizona senator has glioblastoma, an aggressive cancer
US Politicians were quick to praise McCain and wish him well.
John McCain is as tough as they come. Thinking of John, Cindy, their wonderful children, & their whole family tonight.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) July 20, 2017
John McCain is an American hero & one of the bravest fighters I’ve ever known. Cancer doesn’t know what it’s up against. Give it hell, John.
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) July 20, 2017
The Telegraph reports: The news was met with shock in Washington and triggered an outpouring of support for the much-respected Republican lawmaker.
“Senator John McCain has always been a fighter,” President Donald Trump said. “Melania and I send our thoughts and prayers to Senator McCain, Cindy, and their entire family. Get well soon.”
The 80-year-old Republican has glioblastoma, an aggressive cancer, according to doctors at the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix. The senator and his family are reviewing further treatment, including a combination of chemotherapy and radiation.
“On Friday, July 14, Sen. John McCain underwent a procedure to remove a blood clot from above his left eye at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix. Subsequent tissue pathology revealed that a primary brain tumor known as a glioblastoma was associated with the blood clot,” his office said in a statement.
This must be sad news for ISIS. Not only has their best supporter been diagnosed with brain cancer, but President Trump has reportedly decided to end the US funding and training of so-called moderate Syrian rebels opposed to Bashar al-Assad, something that has long been requested by Russia.