Sen. John McCain diagnosed with aggressive brain cancer

Following eye surgery to remove a blood clot above Sen. John McCain's left eye, Senate Majority Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said a Senate vote on the Republican's Better Care Act would be postponed while the Arizona senator recovers. File Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI | License Photo

PHOENIX, Arizona, July 19, 2017 (Gephardt Daily) — U.S. Senator John McCain (R-Arizona) has been diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer known as glioblastoma.

The grim diagnosis was first reported by CNN, which had received the McCain family’s blessing before breaking the story Wednesday night.

McCain had undergone emergency surgery last Friday after doctors at the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix detected what was thought to be a blood clot above his right eye. Surgeons removed the mass, which was later determined to be malignant.

McCain’s daughter Meghan confirmed the startling diagnosis in an emotional tribute to her father, which she posted on social media.

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