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Senator McCain diagnosed with brain cancer, his office says

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 01:02

U.S. Senator John McCain has a brain tumor and is reviewing treatment options that may include a combination of chemotherapy and radiation, his office says. Grace Lee reports.

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An outpouring of support for John McCain late on Wednesday (July 19) as his office confirmed the 80-year-old senator and former Navy pilot has brain cancer. It says McCain is going over treatment options which may include a combination of chemotherapy and radiation. The tumor was discovered after surgery in Pheonix on Friday (July 14) to remove a blood clot from above McCain's left eye. His doctors say that he's recovering well and U.S. lawmakers have been praising the Arizona Senator. "He's really a national icon, national hero and so our thoughts and prayers are with him and we've already heard from him, there's word he wants to get back, he's always thinking about the senate," said U.S. Senator John Hoeven of North Dakota. Donald Trump has offered his support, saying thoughts and prayers are with McCain and his family. Former President Barack Obama also sent his well wishes, tweeting 'McCain is an American hero and one of the bravest fighters I've ever known. Cancer doesn't know what it's up against'.

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Senator McCain diagnosed with brain cancer, his office says

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 01:02