By: Kyle James | 09-25-2017 | News
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McCain Receives "Very Poor Prognosis" in his Fight with Brain Cancer

Senior United States Senator from Arizona John McCain has been given bad news from his doctors who gave him a "very poor prognosis." Senator McCain has been battling brain cancer since doctors discovered the presence of a glioblastoma, a very aggressive brain tumor. He was undergoing a minimally invasive craniotomy at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona that was meant to remove a blood clot above his left eye but that is when doctors also discovered the tumor.

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Glioblastoma is the same type of cancer that took the life of his friend and colleague former US senator Edward M Kennedy in 2009. Senator McCain was featured in a 60 Minutes episode on Sunday where he said he thinks about Mr Kennedy a lot. An 81-year-old Kennedy continued his work as a senator despite his terminal diagnosis and McCain said he, "never gave up because he loved the engagement". The Arizona senator John McCain also said he has "feelings sometimes of fear of what happens", but he quickly counters them with gratitude for living "a great life".

Senator McCain was a prisoner of war during the Vietnam war and was tortured by his captors leaving him with permanent physical disabilities. He is a decorated war veteran and his numerous military awards include the Silver Star Medal, Distinguished Flying Cross, three Bronze Star Medals, two Purple Heart Medals and many other Navy and Marine Corps commendations.

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