Sen. John McCain diagnosed with brain cancer; family reviewing treatment options

Posted at 5:11 PM, Jul 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-20 09:13:24-04

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.