John McCain, the senator from Arizona, has been diagnosed with a brain tumor called glioblastoma. The office on Wednesday released a statement about John’s health conditions and gave an impression that it won’t be possible for him to join the office anytime soon. To avoid chaos in the political circles and amongst the supporters, the office did not openly discuss anything and tried to elope the situation by stating that McCain is in good spirits and doctors are hopeful about fighting the disease. The complete statement released by McCain’s office is as follows,
“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.”
The family of McCain has been consulting different doctors for a second opinion and the treatments suggested include chemotherapy and radiation, which is a prolonged way and recovery takes a significant amount of time. It has been a week and the absence of McCain from Senator office can result in administrative problems. The tumor was diagnosed after McCain underwent a medical procedure for the removal of a blood clot from his left eye.
Glioblastoma is the most aggressive and detrimental form of cancer that directly harms the brain tissues. The symptoms may include headaches, nausea, strokes, and personality changes like lethargic body characteristics. The most severe form of symptoms includes unconsciousness and even paralysis in extreme cases. The causes of this form of cancer are yet unknown, some research states that the chemical imbalances in the body and even genetic factors can collectively result in this tumor.
Prior to becoming the Senator, McCain served in US Navy as an aviator.