Jeff Flake

Sen. John McCain diagnosed with brain tumor after recent surgery

Sen. John McCain diagnosed with brain tumor after recent surgery

Arizona Sen. John McCain, whose absence from Washington forced Republicans to abruptly cancel a vote on healthcare legislation, announced Wednesday night that he had been diagnosed with brain cancer.

After a procedure Friday in Phoenix to remove a blood clot above his left eye, a pathology report “revealed that a primary brain tumor known as a glioblastoma was associated with the blood clot,” according to a statement issued by McCain’s Washington office.

“The senator and his family are reviewing further treatment options,” the statement added, saying McCain’s “underlying health is excellent.”

Though no two cases are the same, glioblastoma — an aggressive type of cancer —...

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