In July 2017, Senator John McCain’s daughter, Meghan McCain, revealed that her father was battling aggressive glioblastoma- a form of brain cancer.
John McCain, 81, was diagnosed after doctors attempted to remove a blood clot from his eye, only to find a massive tumor in his brain. The tumor eventually turned into cancer. McCain’s type of cancer is known for its aggressive growth.
After more than a year of receiving intense medical treatment, McCain has decided to end his treatment for his stage 4 cancer.
On Friday, August 24th, McCain’s family released a statement sharing that John was officially stopping his medical treatment. Their statement read: "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 the disease and the inexorable advance of age render their verdict. With his usual strength of will, he has now chosen to discontinue medical treatment," the family of the Arizona Republican said in a statement.”
The statement continued with the family asking for prayers: "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."
Loved ones and colleagues took to social media to share their grief for the stubborn cancer’s toll on John. Many were heartbroken over McCain’s battle.
Loved ones are finding hope in prayer and asking you to join them as pray for no pain for John. Please continue to pray for John and his family as this is a terribly difficult time for McCain family.