Meghan McCain tweeted a photo that she says was taken on a hike Saturday morning with her father, U.S. Sen. John McCain, days after he received a brain-cancer diagnosis.
“Amazing hike with dad @SenJohnMcCain this morning,” she said in the tweet. “Thank you all for your best wishes.”
The photo purports to show Meghan McCain and her father from behind as they sit on a bench overlooking a verdant valley.
Arizona’s senior senator revealed Wednesday that he has a primary brain tumor, with doctors describing the tumor as a glioblastoma. Doctors identified the aggressive brain tumor after McCain, 80, had cranial surgery to remove a blood clot near his left eye.
McCain has said he is reviewing treatment options with his family. Those could include a combination of chemotherapy and radiation, according to a statement from the Mayo Clinic.
The Republican senator said he plans to get back to work soon. On Thursday morning, he tweeted, “I greatly appreciate the outpouring of support — unfortunately for my sparring partners in Congress, I’ll be back soon, so stand-by!”
Dr. Joseph Zabramski, a neurosurgeon at Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, talks about Sen. John McCain’s cancer. Thomas Hawthorne/azcentral.com
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A cancer expert says Sen. John McCain has an “aggressive” form of brain cancer that will be difficult to treat. Dr. David Reardon at Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute says glioblastoma is the most common type of brain cancer in adults. (July 20)
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Sen. Lindsey Graham says Sen. John McCain is “ready to come back,” despite being diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumor. (July 20)
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Doctors diagnosed Senator John McCain with a glioblastoma, an aggressive brain tumor that can be difficult to treat.
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Sen. John McCain revealed that he has a primary brain tumor, with doctors describing the tumor as a glioblastoma.
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Republic reporters explain what glioblastoma is and what it means for Sen. John McCain.
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Sen. John McCain diagnosed with brain cancer according to a statement from his office.
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Barrow neurosurgeon talks about McCain’s cancer
Doctor: McCain has ‘aggressive’ cancer
Sen. Graham on McCain: ‘He’s coming back’
Breaking down John McCain’s glioblastoma diagnosis
Sen. John McCain has brain tumor
What is glioblastoma? Unpacking Sen. McCain’s cancer diagnosis
Sen. John McCain diagnosed with brain cancer
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