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U.S. Senator, John McCain Diagnosed with Brain Cancer



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Republican Senator in US, John McCain, has been diagnosed with brain cancer,his office announced Wednesday.

The 2008 Republican presidential nominee, was announced to have the disease on Wednesday, by his office.

The 80-year-old politician from Arizona was discovered to have brain cancer last week, after undergoing a surgery to remove a blood clot from above his left eye.

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Mayo Clinic said in a statement released by McCain’s office that the tests “revealed that a primary brain tumor known as a glioblastoma was associated with the blood clot”.

The statement also included that “The senator and his family are reviewing further treatment options,” with the probabability of the combination of chemotherapy and radiation.

McCain’s office also added that octogenarian “is in good spirits as he continues to recover at home with his family in Arizona,” and that he will discuss with his medical team to know when he would be able to resume duty in Washington.

Glioblastoma, which is the same cancer that caused 77-year-old US Senator, Ted Kennedy’s death in 2009,  is a type of brain tumor that particularly affects adults.

Ibukun Josephine Bankole was a Senior Associate at Naija News. A Mass Communication graduate, Ibukun is passionate about journalism especially in the areas of health and child related issues. She loves eating beans, singing, acting and giving motivational speeches. Ibukun is meticulous and has a positive approach to life. Contact me via twitter/Instagram @ibukunbankole_