John McCain Reveals Details of Brain Cancer – ‘Prognosis is Very Poor’

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Congressman John McCain of Arizona has returned full time to the Senate despite battling a very aggressive form of brain cancer.

In an interview with 60 Minutes, McCain explained the devastating news he was given by doctors upon first being diagnosed with glioblastoma.

“They said that the prognosis is very, very serious,” he recalled. “Some say 3 per cent, some say 14 per cent. You know, it’s– it’s a very poor prognosis.”

Glioblastoma is nearly always fatal.

McCain was the deciding vote that helped kill a GOP ‘skinny’ repeal bill of Obamacare in July, then followed it up by putting the Graham-Cassidy repeal effort in serious jeopardy.

President Trump lashed out at McCain on social media after he made the announcement.

Democrats have jumped all over the senator, even going so far as to use his illness as a talking point in their fight to save Obamacare.

One Pennsylvania Democrat actually told constituents that he believed and hoped McCain would vote against the Graham-Cassidy bill now because “he’s staring death in the face right now.”

McCain said he thinks about Ted Kennedy, his Senate colleague who passed away from the same type of brain cancer in August of 2009, 15 months after he was diagnosed.

McCain said he certainly has “feelings sometimes of fear of what happens,” but chooses to focus on the life he led instead.

Daughter Meghan McCain took to Instagram to describe the 60 Minutes segment, saying she “cried the entire time watching my parents interviewed.”

Say a prayer for Senator McCain.

Rusty Weiss has been covering politics for over 15 years. His writings have appeared in the Daily Caller, Fox... More about Rusty Weiss

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