Republican Senator John McCain is now going through the most difficult battle in his life, as he was diagnosed with brain cancer, after the surgical procedure he undergone earlier this week, says CNN Politics.
After a life dedicated to military and political campaigns, in which he collected a lot of enemies and friends, he must now face another big battle.
United by the same vision
Eight years ago, John McCain stood before the coffin of Senator Edward Kennedy, who lost the battle with the same disease, explaining their common approach to life.
“Ted and I shared the sentiment that a fight not joined was a fight not enjoyed,” the Senator said, while remembering the arguments they had in the past, as well as settling their differences, for the sake of progress.
A few days ago, McCain was declaring that he’s looking forward to getting back to work after the intervention, but doctors recommended him to avoid traveling for two weeks. However, his movements will be way more limited now, considering that he will need to undergo specific treatments, which could include chemotherapy and radiation.
It won’t be easy for the Senator!
With the Senator’s permission, the doctors revealed that he is suffering from a glioblastoma tumor, which is a very aggressive form of cancer. Edward Kennedy was diagnosed with a similar issue and survived for 15 more months.
John McCain’s office released an official statement, appreciating the support he received over the past days.
“He is grateful to the doctors and staff at Mayo Clinic for their outstanding care, and is confident that any future treatment will be effective.”