Senator John McCain’s cancer diagnosis has Americans everywhere praying for the former P.O.W.
Wednesday night it was reported that a tumor was discovered in Sen. McCain’s brain during a blood clot surgery. Now, a doctor has come forward with details about the specific cancer McCain is suffering from, and the news isn’t good.
“Glioblastoma is a brain tumor that’s a particularly aggressive type,” Dr. James Pinckney explained to Trending Today USA.
“It grows from support tissue in the brain called astrocytes … and unfortunately, it has a pretty poor prognosis,” the board certified family physician and MD revealed.
According to Dr. Pinckney, the simple fact is that McCain’s survival odds are not good.
“Most people with glioblastoma typically have a survival rate of around ten percent,” the physician continued.
Wow. That’s a pretty grim diagnosis. According to NPR, “about 12,000 people are diagnosed with the tumor. Most die within two years, though some survive more than a decade.”
McCain isn’t the first politician to suffer from this malady. Senator Edward M. Kennedy died of glioblastoma in 2009.
Let’s pray that McCain will fight the disease and go on living for many years to come.
President Trump has already wished the senator well:
Melania and I send our thoughts and prayers to Senator McCain, Cindy, and their entire family. Get well soon. https://t.co/fONWVlmYyz
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 20, 2017
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