In a statement released through the Mayo Clinic, Arizona Sen. John McCain revealed that the blood clot that was removed from above his eye has been diagnosed as cancerous.
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. 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. [...]
Senator McCain appreciates the outpouring of support he has received over the last few days. He is in good spirits as he continues to recover at home with his family in Arizona. He is grateful to the doctors and staff at Mayo Clinic for their outstanding care, and is confident that any future treatment will be effective. Further consultations with Senator McCain’s Mayo Clinic care team will indicate when he will return to the United States Senate.
CNN, which broke the news, has more. They describe the type of cancer McCain has been diagnosed with as “particularly aggressive” and note that it’s the same sort of tumor that the late Massachusetts Sen. Ted Kennedy had.