Arizona Senator John McCain, 80, who underwent a blood clot surgery last week, was diagnosed with brain cancer. The finding was made by a lab analyzing the removed tissue.
Arizona Senator John McCain, 80, who underwent a blood clot surgery last week, was diagnosed with brain cancer. The finding was made by a lab analyzing the removed tissue. It is believed that the entire cancerous tissue has been removed. Senator McCain is recuperating at home and is said to be in good spirits, assuring friends of his intention to resume his work, shortly.
Senator John McCain, a Republican, is well-liked and respected by politicians on both sides of the aisle. A survivor of torture at the hands of the Vietnamese as a prisoner-of-war, he is recognized for his fairness and integrity.
The type of cancer he’s been diagnosed with is a primary glioblastoma. It is the same type of brain cancer that killed Senator Ted Kennedy and the son of former Vice President Joe Biden. Experts explain that the average survival for patients with malignant primary glioblastoma – who receive treatment – is about 14 months. According to American Brain Tumor Association however a study done in 2009 indicates that nearly 10% glioblastoma patients live 5 years and longer.
Senator John McCain has a reputation as a fighter. There is every reason to believe that he’ll be among the lucky 10%. He survived many trials others wouldn’t have. Anything L.A. Liberal Magazine joins the many other well-wishers who hope for the Senator’s full recovery and continued good health. There is never too much integrity in politics. With so many politicians without – not just integrity, but – conscience today, we cannot afford to lose a politician who has both.
Anything L.A. Liberal Magazine’s Editor, E. Elrich