By Miriam Raftery
July 20, 2017 (Washington D.C.) – Senator John McCain (R-AZ) has been diagnosed with glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain tumor, after having a large blood clot behind his eye removed on Friday.
Glioblastoma is the same type of cancer that claimed the life of Democratic Senator Ted Kennedy. The average life span after diagnosis is only 14 months, with the cancer nearly always returning, but some have survived for five years or more.
According to a CBS report, McCain is undergoing gene sequencing to see if there could be a potential for gene therapy. He will likely also undergo chemotherapy and radiation.