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John McCain calls brain cancer prognosis ‘very poor’

The US senator underwent surgery in July for a brain tumour that was later found to be a form of glioblastoma.

world Updated: Sep 25, 2017 17:42 IST
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Associated Press, Washington
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File photo of US senator John McCain.(Reuters)

US senator John McCain said doctors have given him a “very poor prognosis” as he battles brain cancer.

McCain underwent surgery in July for a brain tumour that was later found to be a form of glioblastoma, the same type of cancer that took the life of his former Senate colleague Edward M Kennedy in 2009. McCain told CBS’ 60 Minutes in an interview that aired on Sunday that he thinks about Kennedy a lot. He said Kennedy continued to work despite the diagnosis and “never gave up because he loved the engagement”.

McCain said he has “feelings sometimes of fear of what happens,” but countered that with gratitude for having lived “had a great life”.

He added: “It’s not that you’re leaving, it’s that you — that you stayed.”

First Published: Sep 25, 2017 17:42 IST