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    08/24/2018 9:36:10 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 140 replies
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  • Sen. John McCain, who is fighting brain cancer, discontinues medical treatment, family says

    08/24/2018 8:23:49 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 55 replies
    CNBC Breaking ^ | 24 AUG 18 | Christina Wilkie | @christinawilkie
    The family of longtime Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz, said Friday that he has chosen to discontinue medical treatment for brain cancer. "Last summer, Senator John McCain shared with Americans the news our family already knew: he had been diagnosed with an aggressive glioblastoma, and the prognosis was serious. In the year since, John has surpassed expectations for his survival. But the progress of disease and the inexorable advance of age render their verdict. With his usual strength of will, he has now chosen to discontinue medical treatment. Our family is immensely grateful for the support and kindness of all his...
  • McCain ending brain cancer treatment

    08/24/2018 8:27:07 AM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 136 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 24, 2018 | JORDAIN CARNEY
    "In the year since, John has surpassed expectations for his survival. But the progress of disease and the inexorable advance of age render their verdict. With his usual strength of will, he has now chosen to discontinue medical treatment," McCain's family said in a statement released by his office.
  • John McCain Will No Longer Be Treated for Brain Cancer, Family Says

    08/24/2018 8:12:24 AM PDT · by bitt · 138 replies
    nyt ^ | 8/24/2018 | Nicholas Fandos
    WASHINGTON — Senator John McCain of Arizona, who has been battling brain cancer for more than a year, will no longer be treated for his condition, his family announced on Friday, a sign that the Republican war hero is most likely entering his final days. “Last summer, Senator John McCain shared with Americans the news our family already knew: He had been diagnosed with an aggressive glioblastoma, and the prognosis was serious. In the year since, John has surpassed expectations for his survival. But the progress of disease and the inexorable advance of age render their verdict,” the family said...
  • Trump says Arizona-bound John McCain will return if needed to cast tax cut vote

    12/18/2017 7:20:13 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 82 replies
    Washington Times ^ | December 18, 2017 | S.A. Miller
    President Trump said Sunday that Sen. John McCain, who is battling brain cancer, would return to vote for tax reform this week if needed to pass the bill, though the senator’s office later forecasted a January return to Washington. Mr. McCain had been undergoing treatment for a viral infection at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center near Washington but Sunday returned to Arizona to spend Christmas with his family, according to the senator’s office. Mr. Trump said he had spoken with Mr. McCain’s wife, Cindy, and that the senator would be available for the vote, which is expected as soon...
  • Sen. McCain 'doing well' and in 'good spirits' says son-in-law - though won't be on hand

    12/17/2017 2:08:14 PM PST · by mairdie · 83 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 17 December 2017 | Nikki Schwab
    Sen. John McCain headed back to Arizona today and will miss the tax reform vote this week. Meghan McCain's new husband, The Federalist's Ben Domenech gave an update on the senator's condition after the longtime Arizona senator was hospitalized earlier this week. 'Well, John, I'm happy to say that he's doing well,' Domenech answered Face the Nation host John Dickerson, who had asked about the Republican lawmaker. 'He's in good spirits. And he's looking forward to heading back home in Arizona for the holidays.' CBS News later reported that McCain is heading directly to Arizona and miss key votes on...
  • Sen. John McCain returns to Arizona, will miss vote on GOP tax bill

    12/17/2017 12:40:31 PM PST · by springwater13 · 172 replies
    epublican Sen. John McCain is returning to Arizona after spending several days in a Maryland hospital recovering from side effects from chemotherapy treatment for brain cancer, CBS News has learned. McCain left Washington Sunday and is heading back to his home state to spend the holidays with his family. He will not be on hand for the final vote on the GOP tax passage expected for early this week. It is unclear when McCain might return to Washington. Despite a razor-thin margin needed to pass the measure, McCain's presence will not likely be the determining factor in the vote. Two...
  • McCain returns to Arizona, won't vote on GOP tax bill: report

    12/17/2017 12:39:33 PM PST · by jazusamo · 64 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 17, 2017 | Jacgueline Thomsen
    Meghan's tweet at link. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is returning to Arizona and will miss the final vote on his party’s tax bill this week, CBS News reported Sunday. McCain, who has been hospitalized at Walter Reed Medical Center suffering from the side effects of his treatment for brain cancer, reportedly left Washington, D.C., on Sunday to return home for the holidays. This means he will not be in D.C. for the GOP tax bill vote, which is expected to take place early in the week. Republicans have won over two key votes for the measure, meaning they should still...
  • John McCain looking forward to returning to work (Trunc.)

    12/15/2017 7:56:14 AM PST · by libstripper · 35 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Dec.15, 2017 | Rory Tingle
    John McCain wants to return to work as 'soon as possible' as he continues undergoing treatment for an aggressive form of brain cancer, according to a friend.
  • John McCain described as increasingly frail, Senate sources say

    12/14/2017 2:00:02 PM PST · by libstripper · 118 replies
    CNN ^ | Dec. 13,2017 | Jamie Gangel, Sullen Serfati, Eric Bradner
    (CNN)Sources in the Senate tell CNN they have been worried about Sen. John McCain recently, following a week when the Arizona Republican was kept from the Senate to address side effects from his brain cancer treatment. The sources described McCain as looking increasingly frail and said he has not spoken up in recent GOP meetings the way he had before, in addition to his absence this week for treatment at Walter Reed Medical Center.
  • John McCain hospitalized for "normal side effects" of cancer treatment, office says

    12/13/2017 2:47:15 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 74 replies
    SeeBS News ^ | Dec. 13, 2017 | BERNSTEIN / REUTERS
    Sen. John McCain was admitted Wednesday to Walter Reed Hospital for "normal side effects" of his cancer treatments, his office said in a statement. "As ever, he remains grateful to his physicians for their excellent care, and his friends and supporters for their encouragement and good wishes," the statement said. McCain is currently receiving treatment for glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer. The 80-year-old was diagnosed in July. In an interview with Lesley Stahl for "60 Minutes" in September, McCain spoke about facing the tough diagnosis. "They said that the prognosis is very, very serious. Some say 3 percent,...
  • Sen. John McCain hospitalized for 'normal side effects' of cancer treatment

    12/13/2017 2:51:26 PM PST · by John W · 49 replies ^ | December13, 2017 | Colin Miner
    Senator John McCain is back in the hospital, being treated for "the normal side effects of his ongoing cancer therapy," his office announced in a statement on Wednesday. McCain was diagnosed earlier this year a virulent form of brain cancer. It was not immediately clear how long McCain would be hospitalized.
  • Louie Gohmert: Arizona should recall John McCain during cancer treatment

    09/25/2017 8:13:14 AM PDT · by kevcol · 36 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | September 25, 2017 | Anna Giaritelli
    Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, said Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., should be recalled because his cancer treatment may be hurting his ability to do his job in Congress. "You know, nothing inhibits recovery from cancer like stress. I think Arizona could help him and us. Recall him. Let him, you know, fight successfully this terrible cancer. And let's get somebody in here that will keep the word he gave last year," Gohmert said on "Fox and Friends" Monday.
  • John McCain calls brain cancer prognosis 'very poor'

    09/25/2017 6:43:02 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 123 replies
    AP via WPXI ^ | September 25, 2017
    WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. Sen. John McCain says doctors have given him a "very poor prognosis" as he battles brain cancer. McCain underwent surgery in July for a brain tumor that was later found to be a form of glioblastoma, the same type of cancer that took the life of his former Senate colleague Edward M. Kennedy in 2009. McCain tells CBS' "60 Minutes" in an interview that aired Sunday night that he thinks about Kennedy a lot. He says Kennedy continued to work despite the diagnosis and "never gave up because he loved the engagement."
  • McCain will remain in Senate as brain cancer treatment continues

    09/12/2017 1:50:48 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 89 replies
    CBS News ^ | September 12, 2017 | By BLAIR GUILD
    Following an MRI Monday, Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, will continue radiation and chemotherapy as part of his brain cancer treatment, in accordance with the recommendation of his doctors, but he plans to remain in the Senate, according to a statement released by his office. "Senator McCain received an MRI at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland yesterday," the statement reads. "Following the advice of his doctors, Senator McCain will continue to receive targeted radiation and chemotherapy treatments at NIH while maintaining a regular work schedule in the United States Senate."
  • 'The results are excellent, I've got more energy than ever': Senator John McCain, 81, says

    09/11/2017 6:41:10 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 83 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | September 11, 2017 | Harvey Day
    'The results are excellent, I've got more energy than ever': Senator John McCain, 81, says his prognosis is 'pretty good' as he battles aggressive form of brain cancer Senator John McCain was diagnosed with brain cancer in July after doctors discovered a brain tumor He underwent treatment including radiation therapy at home in Arizona during the summer break He warned: 'This is a very vicious form of cancer that I'm facing.' 'I'm fine. The prognosis is pretty good,' McCain told CNN's State of the Union. But he warned: 'This is a very vicious form of cancer that I'm facing.' Despite...
  • Down but not out: McCain sends out blistering statement accusing the Trump administration [more]

    07/20/2017 2:20:07 PM PDT · by McGruff · 182 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 20 July 2017 | Geoff Earle
    Arizona Sen. John McCain, a Russia hawk and occasional Donald Trump critic, blasted a report on the administration's new Syria posture just hours after revealing he had a cancerous brain tumor. McCain's statement faulted the administration for reportedly ending a covert program begun during the Obama administration to provide arms to Syrian rebels battling President Bashar al-Assad. 'If these reports are true, the administration is playing right into the hands of Vladimir Putin,' the Armed Services Committee chairman said in a statement.
  • How does Obamacare treat an 80 year old w/brain cancer?

    07/20/2017 7:04:56 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 70 replies
    7/20/17 | sff
    Fellow FREEPers, I am NOT trying to be morbid or tactless, but given the recent development with Senator McCain, I want to RESPECTFULLY ask the question. We recall how, on national TV, Obama told a woman whose mother had a terminal condition that might be treated she would probably get a painkiller: So, with this fresh sad case in mind, does any enterprising REAL NEWS people to find out how OBAMACARE treats someone with Senator McCain's sickness.
  • Sen. John McCain diagnosed with malignant brain tumor

    07/19/2017 6:15:08 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 218 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | July 19, 2017 | Joe Ferguson
    U.S. Sen. John McCain revealed Wednesday evening that he has a brain tumor. The announcement follows a procedure to remove a blood clot from above his left eye at the Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix last Friday, where a pathology report revealed the glioblastoma, a malignant brain tumor. Treatment options may include a combination of chemotherapy and radiation.
  • 'I'll be back': Cancer-stricken John McCain tells his closest friend in the Senate ..

    07/20/2017 8:57:05 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 111 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | July 20, 2017 | Francesca Chambers
    McCain tells his closest friend in the Senate that he won't give up as politics prays for war hero after devastating diagnosis John McCain announced he'd been diagnosed with cancer on Wednesday night The 80-year-old Arizona Senator is recovering in Arizona with his family He had gone in to hospital to have a blood clot removed from his eye last week The procedure set back the Senate vote on the Republicans' now scrapped healthcare bill Doctors realized his condition was more serious after the procedure last week President Trump shared his well wishes for the 80-year-old after news of his...