John McCain Diagnosed with Brain Cancer
Known for over three decades of service as the Senator representing Arizona and 2008 Republican presidential nominee, John McCain has put immeasurable time and effort into bettering the United States of America. McCain, an unquestionable fighter, was just diagnosed with brain cancer.
The Mayo Clinic released a statement with details regarding the specifics of the brain tumor and recent surgery. McCain, 80-years-old, underwent surgery to remove blood clot above his eye and then was told that he has glioblastoma, which is one of the most dangerous forms of tumors. Though McCain can potentially go through chemotherapy and radiation, physicians reportedly said that the tumor almost always grows back. Usually, this type of tumor leads to only 16 more months of survival at the most.
McCain’s condition is very serious, but he is strong and will leave a legacy that Americans will always remember despite the outcome of his tumor. One of the most honorable parts of Mccain’s career was his vital role in the Navy and how he reacted to terror. In fact, he was shot down and captured by North Vietnamese forces for five years during the Vietnam war. After overcoming that unspeakable challenge, he still ran for president and spent decades representing the Senator of Arizona. McCain put himself before his country, which is something that will never be forgotten.
Some the biggest players in politics to include Donald Trump and Barrack Obama have put aside their differences to support McCain and his family during this difficult time. Donald Trump said “Senator John McCain has always been a fighter.”
Obama tweeted a heartfelt message about McCain. “John McCain is an American hero & one off the bravest fighters I’ve ever known. Cancer doesn’t know what it’s up against. Give it hell, John.”
Clearly, McCain has made a positive impact on our society and touched the lives of many people. Remember to keep McCain and his family in your thoughts during this challenging time.