John McCain’s Fight Against “Aggressive, Highly Lethal Type of Cancer.” May Be Nearing Conclusion
Just days after Sen. John McCain was admitted to Walter Reed Medical Center in Maryland due to side effects from his brain cancer treatment, there are growing concerns about the Arizona Republican’s health. Several senators have spoken out about McCain, 81, noting that he is frail and was unusually quiet during GOP meetings he attended before he was hospitalized earlier this week.
McCain was diagnosed with primary glioblastoma, a type of brain tumor, in July. He returned to the Senate floor less than a week after his diagnosis and, up until now, has been working while undergoing treatments for what is “an aggressive, highly lethal type of cancer.”
During an interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on Thursday, Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) stated that McCain is “very frail and we’re concerned,” and offered prayers to the Arizona Senator and his wife, Cindy.
CNN notes that one of their sources in the Senate mentioned that McCain’s “lack of participation” at recent GOP meetings is “not normal,” noting that he “always used to speak up at these meetings.”
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) told CNN that Sen. McCain is being treated for the side effects of the cancer treatment and is “trying to rest up.” Graham feels “confident” that McCain will return to work, but CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, explains that the prognosis for this type of brain cancer is rather grim.
During a live report on CNN on Thursday, Gupta said the symptoms McCain may be experiencing could be due to the regrowth of the tumor combined with side effects from treatment. He went on to say that side effects from radiation can lead to the brain “swelling near the tumor, damage in the brain, headaches, weakness, and lethargy.”
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December 15th, 2017
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