Earlier in the week, Senator John McCain (R-AZ) had to undergo brain surgery to remove a 2-inch long blood clot. His office described the procedure as “minimally invasive” and expected the Arizona Senator to be back at full speed in a few weeks.
However, it turns out McCain’s complications involved more than just a blood clot.
According to the Washington Post, John McCain was diagnosed with brain cancer earlier this evening.
McCain’s office issued a statement from his clinic,
“Subsequent tissue pathology revealed that a primary brain tumor known as a glioblastoma was associated with the blood clot.
The Senator and his family are reviewing further treatment options with his Mayo Clinic care team. Treatment options may include a combination of chemotherapy and radiation.”