Arizona Sen. John McCain has been diagnosed with a brain tumor after doctors removed a blood clot above his left eye last week, his office said in a statement Wednesday.
The 80-year-old Republican has glioblastoma, an aggressive cancer, according to doctors at the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix. The senator and his family are reviewing further treatment, including a combination of chemotherapy and radiation.
McCain’s Congressional colleagues were quick to express their support on social media. Many alluded to the Navy Captain and one-time prisoner of war’s toughness, calling him a fighter.
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President Donald Trump offered support for McCain in a statement Thursday night.
"Senator John McCain has always been a fighter," Trump said. "Melania and I send our thoughts and prayers to Senator McCain, Cindy [his wife], and their entire family. Get well soon."
The junior U.S. Senator from Arizona, Republican Jeff Flake, said in a statement on Twitter that he has spoken to McCain. “Tough diagnosis, but even tougher man.”