Sen. McCain Won't Continue with Brain Cancer Medical Treatment: Family

Sen. John McCain's family says he has chosen to discontinue medical treatment for brain cancer.

Posted: Aug 24, 2018 8:23 AM
Updated: Aug 24, 2018 8:26 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. John McCain's family says he has chosen to discontinue medical treatment for brain cancer.

McCain was diagnosed with aggressive glioblastoma which is a form of brain cancer. 

His family made a statement Friday morning saying:

"Last summer, Senator John McCain shared with Americans the news our family already knew: he had been diagnosed with an aggressive glioblastoma, and the prognosis was serious. In the year since, John has surpassed expectations for his survival. But the progress of disease and the inexorable advance of age render their verdict. With his usual strength of will, he has now chosen to discontinue medical treatment. Our family is immensely grateful for the support and kindness of all his caregivers over the last year, and for the continuing outpouring of concern and affection from John's many friends and associates, and the many thousands of people who are keeping him in their prayers. God bless and thank you all."

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