CNN is reporting that Senator John McCain has been diagnosed with brain cancer. The 80-year-old veteran, long-time Senator, and 2008 GOP nominee for President has been absent from Capitol Hill since last week.
Sen. John McCain, 80, has been diagnosed with a primary glioblastoma, a type of brain tumor, Mayo Clinic doctors directly involved in the senator’s care told CNN exclusively. The doctors spoke directly to CNN Chief Medical Correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta.
On Friday, McCain underwent minimally invasive surgery at Arizona’s Mayo Clinic to remove a two-inch clot. Reports at the time were that the surgery was successful. Today’s diagnosis puts his return to the Senate in question.
“Senator McCain appreciates the outpouring of support he has received over the last few days. He is in good spirits as he continues to recover at home with his family in Arizona,” McCain’s office said. “Further consultations with Senator McCain’s Mayo Clinic care team will indicate when he will return to the United States Senate.”
According to the Daily Mail:
Reports suggest the 80-year-old veteran politician was given the diagnoses following pathology tests after surgery.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell delayed a vote on Trumpcare because of McCain’s absence, though now it seems that there was more opposition than originally reported.