McCain says he has “a very aggressive type of cancer”
Republican Senator John McCain has acknowledged Sunday the severity of brain cancer he suffers, although he said he “has faced other challenges” earlier in his life.
“I am facing a challenge, but I have faced others. I am confident in overcoming this as well,” he told the CNN.
He said that “it is a very aggressive type of cancer”, although he has stated that “it is well” and that “the prognosis is quite good.” “All the results so far are excellent,” he added.
“I’m getting the best treatment that could be received,” he said, noting that he does not want to “present things as if they were pink.” “All life must end, one way or another,” he said.
Asked how he would like to be remembered, the senator said: “He served his country, and not always well. He made many mistakes … but he served his country and I hope we can continue to do so.”
McCain returned to the Senate after the recess in late August, and has stressed that he will resume his duties normally. The senator announced in July that he had been diagnosed with a glioblastoma, the most common type of brain cancer.
The 80-year-old politician, who was a candidate for the 2008 Republican presidency of the United States, had days before a craniotomy at the Mayo clinic, where a blood clot was removed from his left eye. The doctors diagnosed the cancer after finding a brain tumor during the intervention