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Sun Sep 10, 2017, 02:56 PM

U.S. Senator McCain says facing 'very vicious form of cancer'

Source: Reuters

#POLITICS SEPTEMBER 10, 2017 / 11:45 AM / UPDATED 4 HOURS AGO

U.S. Senator McCain says facing 'very vicious form of cancer'

Reuters Staff
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senator John McCain, who recently returned to Washington after treatment for brain cancer, said on Sunday the disease is vicious but that the treatment is going well and he has more energy than before.

“This is a very vicious form of cancer that I‘m facing,” McCain, a Republican who ran unsuccessfully for president in 2008, told CNN’s “State of the Union” program. The 80-year-old Arizona senator was found to have an aggressive form of brain tumor, glioblastoma, after surgery in July for a blood clot above his left eye.

“All the results so far are excellent,” McCain said of his treatment, adding that the prognosis was “pretty good.”

“I‘m facing a challenge, but I’ve faced other challenges, and I’m very confident about getting through this one as well,” the senator said. “I’ve had no side effects, no nothing except frankly an increased level of energy.”

McCain recently completed his first round of chemotherapy and radiation, and he said that he would have an MRI on Monday, an imaging technique used to evaluate medical conditions.

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