Reuters reports that the 80-year-old us Senator John McCain diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer. According to the Agency, it is about glioblastoma, the cause of which was a blood clot.
As reminds RIA Novosti news Agency, earlier, McCain had surgery to remove a blood clot in the left eye. Some American media reported that the tumor and the Senator has been removed.
In a statement, the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix (Arizona), where McCain underwent surgery, said that «the Senator and his family are exploring options for further treatment… they may include a combination of chemotherapy and radiation».
Glioblastoma is the most frequent and aggressive of all brain tumors. In the treatment can be chemotherapy, radiation and surgery.
John McCain was born August 29, 1936 at the air force base of the USA «Koko Solo». American politician, Republican, U.S. Senator from Arizona since 1987. The Republican candidate for the US presidential election of 2008. John McCain followed in the footsteps of his father and grandfather, in 1958, he graduated from the naval Academy USA, becoming the pilot of deck aircraft. A veteran of the Vietnam war. Was shot down by a Soviet missile over Hanoi in 1967, he stayed in a Vietnamese prisoner of war for five and a half years and was released in 1973 under the terms of the Paris agreement. In 1981 McCain retired from military service, and in 1982 was elected to the House of representatives of the U.S. Congress from the Republican party. In 1986 he was elected Senator from Arizona, was re-elected four times – in 1992, 1998, 2004 and 2010. In 2000, tried to stand as a candidate in US presidents from Republican party, but lost to George Bush in the party elections. In 2008 he was the candidate for US presidents from Republicans (official support McCain provided then-incumbent President George W. Bush), but lost the election to democratic candidate Barack Obama.