Meghan McCain, a Fox News journalist and the daughter of Senator John McCain, tweeted on Friday about the status of her father’s radiation treatment. “My father completed first round radiation/chemo. His resilience & strength is incredible. Fight goes on, here’s to small wins”, the Outnumbered host wrote.
My father completed first round radiation/chemo. His resilience & strength is incredible. Fight goes on, here's to small wins. #fuckcancer
— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) August 18, 2017
And on Saturday, the Senator tweeted a photo of him, Meghan and his good friends Joe Lieberman and Lindsey Graham “having a great weekend in Cornville, Arizona.
— John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) August 19, 2017
John McCain has been diagnosed with brain cancer in mid-July, just days after he had undergone surgery to remove a blood clot above one of his eyes. According to the official statement of his office and the one from Mayo Clinic, where he had been operated, the clot was linked to cancerous tissue. “Subsequent tissue pathology revealed that a primary brain tumor known as a glioblastoma was associated with a blood clot”.
McCain, 81, has been receiving radiation therapy at the Mayo Clinic.
The type of cancer he had been diagnosed with, glioblastoma, is reportedly not a frequent type of cancer. According to American Brain Tumor Association, about 12,000 people are diagnosed every year. In comparison, breast cancer yearly diagnosis exceeds 252,000 cases.
The Arizona senator announced on Facebook that his treatment ended on Friday and at the point, doctors will “see if there is anything additional that needs to be done.” He added that he was “feeling good”. “I have plenty of energy. I’m coming back!”
This is not McCain’s first battle with cancer. He is also a survivor of melanoma, a highly dangerous form of skin cancer.