The statement also added the 80-year-old senator and his family are reviewing further treatment options.
The location of McCain’s surgery last Friday was not far from the spot on his left temple where he had a cancerous lesion removed in 2000. He previously has been treated for melanoma.
Sarah Palin, who was McCain’s running mate in the 2008 presidential election, posted a photo of the pair, writing, “John McCain is one tough fighter – we know he’ll face this diagnosis with courage and strength”.
Yesterday morning, the Republican national committee-woman for the state of Nevada, Diana Orrock, retweeted an article about Senator John McCain, which would offend even some of the staunchest Democrats.
The Mayo Clinic Hospital says pathology reports for Sen McCain should come back within several days.
President Trump told reporters, “I can tell you, we hope John McCain gets better very soon, because we miss him”. They said that a blow on the head would be a possible cause.
The location of the craniotomy indicates surgery “in an area of the brain that is not really affecting the major functions, and is not debilitating in terms of the need for staying in the hospital and rehab for speech or movement function”, Dehdashti said. “If you bump your head and have any kind of odd symptoms afterward, that’s something that should be examined by a doctor-especially for patients who are on blood thinners”, he says. “This is the same tumor that Ted Kennedy had”, said Gupta. About a dozen lawmakers who on Wednesday night were gathered in the Dirksen Senate Office Building to explore a health care compromise asked Senator James Lankford, an Oklahoma Republican who is a Baptist minister, to lead them in prayer for their colleague.
Tissue analysis since that procedure revealed that a primary brain tumour known as a glioblastoma was associated with the clot, his office said.
Following the announcement, President Trump said in a tweet Monday that Republicans should just repeal Obamacare and work on replacing it later.
Former U.S. President Barack Obama called McCain an American hero, and “one of the bravest fighters I’ve ever known”.
“The next thing to do would be chemotherapy, radiation”, LaPook said. McCain’s absence would have imperiled the bill, which needs the support of 50 of 52 GOP senators to advance.
He is now at home, Gupta reported, and had a “rapid recovery” from the surgery.
While original estimates and a statement from McCain’s own office put his recovery time at one week, The New York Times spoke with a handful of neurosurgeons who said that McCain could be on the mend for at least twice as long as that.