Sen. John McCain, chairman of SASC, diagnosed with brain tumor

Sen. John McCain, the chairman of the United States Senate Committee on Armed Services, has been diagnosed with brain tumor.

Doctors diagnosed the 80-year-old pro-defense stalwart after surgery to remove a blood clot near an eyebrow.

Subsequent tissue pathology revealed that a primary brain tumor known as a glioblastoma was associated with the blood clot, and scanning since reveals “the tissue of concern was completely resected,” according to a statement from his office released Wednesday night.

“The Senator’s doctors say he is recovering from his surgery ‘amazingly well’ and his underlying health is excellent.” The senator showed no neurological problems before or after the operation, said his doctors.

McCain is now recovering at his Arizona home. He and his family are considering treatment options, which will likely include radiation and chemotherapy, his doctors said.

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