(FILES) This file photo taken on February 08, 2017 shows Committee chairman Senator John McCain (R-AZ) during a hearing before Senate Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. / AFP PHOTO
(FILES) This file photo taken on February 08, 2017 shows Committee chairman Senator John McCain (R-AZ) during a hearing before Senate Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. / AFP PHOTO

US Senator McCain diagnosed with brain cancer: office

Breaking News July 20, 2017 07:23

By Agence France-Presse

WASHINGTON - Veteran US Senator John McCain, a onetime prisoner of war and the 2008 Republican presidential nominee, has been diagnosed with brain cancer, his office announced Wednesday.



The 80-year-old lawmaker underwent surgery to remove a blood clot from above his left eye last week and tests "revealed that a primary brain tumor known as a glioblastoma was associated with the blood clot," the Mayo Clinic said in a statement released by McCain's office.

"The senator and his family are reviewing further treatment options," the statement added, noting they may include a combination of chemotherapy and radiation.

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