McCain Diagnosed With Aggressive Type Of Brain Cancer
Sen. John McCain's extended absence leaves Republicans with only 51 votes as they try to pass significant health care and tax legislation.
The New York Times:
John McCain Has Brain Cancer, Senator’s Office Says
Senator John McCain, the 2008 Republican presidential nominee known for his independent streak over more than three decades representing Arizona in the Senate, has brain cancer, his office disclosed Wednesday night in a statement from the Mayo Clinic. Mr. McCain, 80, has a glioblastoma, one of the most common but also one of the most malignant brain tumors. It can be treated with chemotherapy and radiation, but medical experts said it almost always grows back. (Hulse, 7/19)
USA Today/Arizona Republic:
Sen. John McCain Has Brain Tumor, Doctors Say
“It’s a very aggressive tumor,” said Dr. Joseph Zabramski, a neurosurgeon at Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix not involved in McCain's treatment. “In general, it is a tumor that has relentless force. You can slow it down but not stop it.” (Nowicki, 7/19)
The Washington Post:
What Is Glioblastoma, The Cancer With Which John McCain Has Been Diagnosed?
Glioblastoma, the cancer with which Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) has been diagnosed, is a highly lethal malignancy that killed Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) and Beau Biden, the son of former vice president Joseph Biden. Here is what you need to know. (McGinley, Sun and Bernstein, 7/19)