John McCain Signals He’s in His Final Days – Discontinues Medical Treatment For Brain Cancer
John McCain’s family said in a statement released Friday that the Arizona Senator will discontinue medical treatment for brain cancer, signaling he is in his final days.
McCain, 81, served in Congress for over three decades, however he has not voted since last December.
John McCain served in Vietnam and was captured as a prisoner of war for five years.
FOX News reported:
Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain, the self-styled “maverick” of the Senate who has served three decades in Congress, will discontinue medical treatment for brain cancer, his family said in a statement Friday.
“Last summer, Senator John McCain shared with Americans the news our family already knew: he had been diagnosed with an aggressive glioblastoma, and the prognosis was serious. In the year since, John has surpassed expectations for his survival. But the progress of disease and the inexorable advance of age render their verdict.”
They said, “With his usual strength of will, he has now chosen to discontinue medical treatment.”
John McCain’s daughter Meghan McCain thanked everyone for the love and generosity shown to her family over the past year.
My family is deeply appreciative of all the love and generosity you have shown us during this past year. Thank you for all your continued support and prayers. We could not have made it this far without you – you've given us strength to carry on. pic.twitter.com/KuAQSASoa7
— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) August 24, 2018
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell offered up his prayers to the McCain family.
Very sad to hear this morning’s update from the family of our dear friend @SenJohnMcCain. We are so fortunate to call him our friend and colleague. John, Cindy, and the entire McCain family are in our prayers at this incredibly difficult hour.
— Leader McConnell (@senatemajldr) August 24, 2018