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.
Reaction to Sen. John McCain’s brain cancer diagnosis:
— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) July 20, 2017
Melania and I send our thoughts and prayers to Senator McCain, Cindy, and their entire family. pic.twitter.com/SO4XYgnyug
— President Trump (@POTUS) July 20, 2017
Karen & I are praying for @SenJohnMcCain. Cancer picked on the wrong guy. John McCain is a fighter & he’ll win this fight too. God bless!
— Vice President Pence (@VP) July 20, 2017
John McCain is an American hero & one of the bravest fighters I’ve ever known. Cancer doesn’t know what it’s up against. Give it hell, John.
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) July 20, 2017
As he’s shown his entire life, don’t bet against John McCain. Best wishes to him for a swift recovery.
— Bill Clinton (@billclinton) July 20, 2017
John and I have been friends for 40 years. He’s gotten through so much difficulty with so much grace. He is strong – and he will beat this.
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) July 20, 2017
John McCain is as tough as they come. Thinking of John, Cindy, their wonderful children, & their whole family tonight.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) July 20, 2017
.@SenJohnMcCain is an American hero. I pray for him and his family. I look forward to seeing him soon.
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) July 20, 2017