Arizona Senator John McCain has been battling a highly aggressive form of brain cancer over the past few months. On Monday, he had an MRI done in the hopes of being told that after months of treatment, he would be given the all clear.
Unfortunately, it has just been revealed that the MRI test did not go as well as McCain was hoping. Instead, his family received tragic news.
Arizona Central reported that after viewing the results of his MRI, doctors have advised McCain that he must continue radiation and chemotherapy while working at the Senate in Washington D.C. His hopes for a full recovery are non-existent at this point.
“Senator McCain received an MRI at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland yesterday (Monday),” his office said in a written statement. “Following the advice of his doctors, Senator McCain will continue to receive targeted radiation and chemotherapy treatments at NIH while maintaining a regular work schedule in the United States Senate.”
This came two months after McCain revealed that a blood clot inside his skull was associated with a glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer. He returned to work at the Senate earlier this month and has been working on the National Defense Authorization Act.
On Sunday, before he saw the MRI results, McCain reflected on his health during an interview with CNN’s “State of the Union.
“The prognosis is pretty good,” McCain said. “But this is a very vicious form of cancer that I’m facing, but all of the results so far are excellent. Everything is fine. I have more energy than ever.”
“Every life has to end one way or another. … You’ve got to have joy. Joy,” he added.
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