John McCain Reveals Details of Brain Cancer – ‘Prognosis is Very Poor’
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.
— David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) September 25, 2017
SIREN, McCain: ““I cannot in good conscience vote for the Graham-Cassidy proposal”
— Sam Stein (@samstein) September 22, 2017
President Trump lashed out at McCain on social media after he made the announcement.
John McCain never had any intention of voting for this Bill, which his Governor loves. He campaigned on Repeal & Replace. Let Arizona down!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 23, 2017
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.”
— joseph price (@joeyyeo13) September 22, 2017
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.
U.S. Sen. John McCain: brain cancer diagnosis “very poor,” but grateful for having “had a great life.” – https://t.co/mflYicetQ4
— Teresa Mask (@TeresaMask) September 25, 2017
Daughter Meghan McCain took to Instagram to describe the 60 Minutes segment, saying she “cried the entire time watching my parents interviewed.”
60 minutes came to our ranch and spent time with us in Arizona. I cried the entire time watching my parents interviewed. Thank you for your respect Leslie Stahl and to CBS for showcasing correctly the inconceivable bravery of both my parents. I still can’t talk about my fathers cancer publicly yet, but I promise some day I will. I pray every morning and night for everyone who suffers from #glioblastoma and the people who love them. ❤️🙏🏻🌵
Say a prayer for Senator McCain.