The 81-year-old former prisoner of battle and 2008 Republican presidential nominee was identified in July with a mind tumor generally known as a glioblastoma, after medical doctors discovered a blood clot over his left eye throughout a routine checkup.
McCain underwent surgical procedure on the time in his house state of Arizona, and has been handled with radiation and chemotherapy.
“Senator McCain is at present receiving remedy at Walter Reed Medical Middle (in Bethesda, Maryland) for regular unintended effects of his ongoing most cancers remedy,” his workplace mentioned in an announcement.
“As ever, he stays grateful to his physicians for his or her glorious care, and his buddies and supporters for his or her encouragement and good needs,” the assertion added.
“Senator McCain seems to be ahead to returning to work as quickly as doable.”
A day earlier McCain obtained an MRI scan on the Nationwide Institutes of Well being, additionally in Bethesda, his workplace mentioned.
He’ll proceed to obtain focused radiation and chemotherapy therapies at NIH “whereas sustaining a daily work schedule in the US Senate,” it added.
McCain, who has been vital of President Donald Trump, proved to be an important vote on Trump’s effort to repeal and substitute the Reasonably priced Care Act well being legislation.
The veteran senator, together with two different Republicans, voted in opposition to the invoice, dooming the measure in a deep embarrassment to the White Home.
He’s once more being intently watched for his vote on the present main invoice earlier than Congress, an overhaul of the tax code.
McCain voted for the measure final month, however it’s anticipated to return earlier than the chamber, the place Republicans maintain a slender 52-48 majority, once more within the coming weeks for a vote on last passage. No Democrats are at present supporting the measure.
Ought to McCain’s return be delayed, prospects for the tax overhaul would cut considerably.
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