Senator John McCain has been diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumor, according to a statement released by his family and the Mayo Clinic.
Last Friday Sen. John McCain underwent a procedure to remove a blood clot from above his left eye at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix. Reports suggest the 80-year-old veteran politician was given the diagnoses following pathology tests after surgery.
McCain’s office released the following statement:
“Senator McCain appreciates the outpouring of support he has received over the last few days. He is in good spirits as he continues to recover at home with his family in Arizona. 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. Further consultations with Senator McCain’s Mayo Clinic care team will indicate when he will return to the United States Senate.”