Arizona Sen. John McCain has been diagnosed with brain cancer.
Sen. McCain had a blood clot removed from above his left eye on Friday at the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix. During that procedure, tissue pathology revealed the tumor, known as glioblastoma, was associated with the blood clot, his office said Wednesday.
“The Senator and his family are reviewing further treatment options with his Mayo Clinic care team. Treatment options may include a combination of chemotherapy and radiation," McCain's team said in a statement. “Senator McCain appreciates the outpouring of support he has received over the last few days. He is in good spirits as he continues to recover at home with his family in Arizona."
In light of McCain's surgery, the Senate delayed its vote on healthcare.
Lawmakers, as well as McCain's daughter Megan, released statements on Twitter Wednesday night immediately following the announcement.
— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) July 20, 2017
— Jan Brewer (@GovBrewer) July 20, 2017
John McCain is undoubtedly the toughest man in the US Senate. He is an American hero and has served our country like few ever will. (1/3)
— Doug Ducey (@dougducey) July 20, 2017
I am thinking about @SenJohnMcCain tonight, praying for him & his family. I know he has the strength to fight this.
— Ann Kirkpatrick (@Ann_Kirkpatrick) July 20, 2017
Thinking about @SenJohnMcCain and his family tonight. He is a fighter, and we are all with him in this fight.
— Kyrsten Sinema (@kyrstensinema) July 20, 2017
We've had our disagreements, but @SenJohnMcCain is an American hero & legendary Arizonan. I wish him the best in the difficult times ahead.
— Ruben Gallego (@RepRubenGallego) July 20, 2017
Heidi and I are lifting up @SenJohnMcCain in prayer. He's an American hero who fought, bled, and suffered for our Nation. A true patriot.
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) July 20, 2017