Senator John McCain has been diagnosed with cancer

United States senator and former Presidential aspirant John McCain, has been diagnosed with a primary glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer.

A brain tumor was removed from McCain along with a blood clot in a surgery at the Mayo Clinic on Friday, a spokesperson said on Wednesday.

McCain’s office had only previously announced that the blood clot had been removed from above the 80-year-old’s left eye.

The Mayo Clinic said in a statement released by McCain’s office: “The senator and his family are reviewing further treatment options with his Mayo Clinic care team. Treatment options may include a combination of chemotherapy and radiation. The senator’s doctors say he is recovering from his surgery ‘amazingly well’ and his underlying health is excellent.

In a statement, the Arizona senator’s spokesperson said that “in the aftermath of his diagnosis, further consultations with [the] Mayo Clinic care team will indicate when he will return to the United States Senate”.His presidential opponent, former president Barack Obama, Donald Trump and other Americans have paid tributes to the Arizona senator, and his doctors at the Mayo Clinic have promised to give him the very best care possible, which will include chemotherapy.

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