Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) has been diagnosed with brain cancer, his office revealed Wednesday. The cancerous brain tumor was discovered while he underwent surgery to remove a brain clot.
The Mayo Clinic released a statement at the request of the McCain family.
“On Friday, July 14, Sen. John McCain underwent a procedure to remove a blood clot from above his left eye at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix,” the statement read. “Subsequent tissue pathology revealed that a primary brain tumor known as a glioblastoma was associated with the blood clot.”
“Scanning done since the procedure (a minimally invasive craniotomy with an eyebrow incision) shows that the tissue of concern was completely resected by imaging criteria,” it continued.