UPDATE: Sen. John McCain diagnosed with Aggressive BRAIN CANCER; POTUS Issues Statement
The office of Senator John McCain just released a statement that the Arizona Republican has brain cancer. As possible treatment options, McCain may need to undergo both chemotherapy and radiation. McCain recently underwent surgery to remove a blood clot above his left eye.
— CBS News (@CBSNews) July 20, 2017
The Hill reports
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) has been diagnosed with brain cancer, the Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix said Wednesday.
The tumor was discovered after the senior Arizona senator underwent a minor procedure last week to remove a blood clot from above his left eye.
“Subsequent tissue pathology revealed that a primary brain tumor known as a glioblastoma was associated with the blood clot,” the hospital said in a statement.
“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.”
According to experts, Glioblastoma is an aggressive type of tumor to cure.
Because glioblastomas can grow rapidly, the most common symptoms are usually caused by increased pressure in the brain. These symptoms can include headache, nausea, vomiting, and drowsiness.
Depending on the location of the tumor, patients can develop a variety of other symptoms such as weakness on one side of the body, memory and/or speech difficulties, and vision changes, according to the American Brain Tumor Association website.
Glioblastoma can be difficult to treat because the tumors contain so many different types of cells, the association says.
About 20,000 people in the U.S. each year are diagnosed with a glioblastoma. The American Cancer Society puts the five-year survival rate for patients over 55 at about 4 percent.
The tumor digs tentacle-like roots into normal brain tissue. Patients fare best when surgeons can cut out all the visible tumor, which happened with McCain’s tumor, according to his office.
That isn’t a cure; cancerous cells that aren’t visible still tend to lurk, the reason McCain’s doctors are considering further treatment including chemotherapy and radiation.
Here is the statement from John McCain’s office:
Washington, D.C. – At the request of Senator John McCain (R-AZ) and his family, Mayo Clinic released the following statement today:
“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.
“Scanning done since the procedure (a minimally invasive craniotomy with an eyebrow incision) shows that the tissue of concern was completely resected by imaging criteria.
“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 office of Senator John McCain also released the following statement:
“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. He is grateful to the doctors and staff at Mayo Clinic for their outstanding care, and is confident that any future treatment will be effective. Further consultations with Senator McCain’s Mayo Clinic care team will indicate when he will return to the United States Senate.”
Below is a statement from daughter Meghan McCain.
— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) July 20, 2017
President Trump offered ‘fighter’ Senator McCain support.
— Joshua Dov Caplan (@joshdcaplan) July 20, 2017
TGP reported Tuesday that THE LIBERAL MEDIA IS COVERING UP JOHN McCAIN’S LIFE-THREATENING BRAIN SURGERY!
Dr. Milton Wolf told The Gateway Pundit the media is covering for John McCain.
The mainstream media is covering for McCain or they’re just completely clueless. Or both. He had brain surgery for a 5 cm intracranial hematoma. That’s a big deal. Can be life ending. Media is buying his statement that it was from a routine annual physical —brain surgery?!— and they’re saying it was “above the left eye” rather than saying brain. Clintonesque.
Dr. Milton was correct! John McCain is in a more serious situation than the media is reporting.
Say a prayer for John McCain.