Published: Tue, April 17, 2018
People | By Leon Thompson

Sen. John McCain recovering from surgery, in stable condition

Sen. John McCain recovering from surgery, in stable condition

McCain, 81, made public last summer his brain cancer diagnosis, and he's been recovering from side effects of the cancer treatment at his home in Arizona since late previous year.

U.S. Senator John McCain underwent surgery in an Arizona hospital on Sunday to treat an intestinal infection and was in stable condition on Monday, his office said in a statement.

John McCain, who has has been undergoing treatment for a brain cancer diagnosis in his home state since late previous year, is hospitalized in stable condition after undergoing surgery for an intestinal infection, his office said Monday.

Glioblastoma, the form of cancer with which McCain was diagnosed, has required him to undergo radiation treatment, according to the Washington Post.

The longtime Republican senator has been undergoing physical therapy related to brain cancer treatment at his family home near Sedona, Arizona, since December.

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McCain has had frequent visits from family, friends and Senate colleagues. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.) and Beau Biden, son of former vice president Joe Biden.

McCain has until the end of May to make a decision about whether he wants to resign for office to determine whether there will be a special election this upcoming November.

While McCain has not been seen in Washington for some months, his daughter Meghan expressed optimism in March that her father would be back in the Senate by the summer.

McCain, 81, who is also battling brain cancer, is said to be in "stable condition" after he was admitted to the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix.

McCain, who lost the 2008 US presidential election to Barack Obama, is serving his sixth term as a senator.

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