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Senator John McCain diagnosed with brain cancer: Reports

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A new report out Wednesday has now confirmed that longtime Arizona Senator John McCain has been diagnosed with brain cancer. According to statements reportedly released by doctors, McCain, was treated for a blood clot on Friday — that has now been determined to be cancer.

McCain, 80, has served Arizona as one of its longest senators since at least 1987.  According to McCain’s family, he, remains at home “resting and comfortably recovering” while other options are explored to help treat the newly discovered cancer.

A statement from McCain’s office reads.

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,” it said.

McCain’s office said in a statement that McCain, 80, is in good spirits.

“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,” the statement said.

“Further consultations with Senator McCain’s Mayo Clinic care team will indicate when he will return to the United States Senate,” it said.

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