The news of the Senators Brain Cancer diagnosis Wednesday after a blood clot removal surgery has created concerns over the likelihood of a less than positive prognosis.
While there are no firm reports on the stage of Sen. John McCain's brain cancer, Bloomberg.com just reported suspicions that the Cancer may be a more aggressive diagnosis than what was originally reported earlier in the day.
The senator's doctor, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, told sources that the Republican Senator from Arizona has a type of aggressive malignant brain cancer called glioblastoma. McCain will have to undergo radiation and chemotherapy to treat, Gupta said.
What is a glioblastoma? And What Stage Is John McCain's Brain Cancer
[Gioblastoma]((http://www.abta.org/brain-tumor-information/types-of-tumors/glioblastoma.html) is a brain tumor that is made up of a mass of abnormal star-shaped cells. In rare cases, brain and spinal cord cancers are found to run in families, but in most instances, people diagnosed with brain tumors have no family history of the disease, according to the American Cancer Society.
About 3 in 10 brain tumors are glioblastomas, according to the American Cancer Society.
While glioblastomas don't spread to other organs, they are a fast spreading and aggressive cancer.
The diagnosis has already caused quite a commotion in the Senate, and despite his often heated disputes, Sen. McCain is thought to be very well liked by colleagues from both parties.
McConnell is quoted as saying that McCain is a hero to both parties in the Senate.
“He has never shied from a fight, and I know that he will face this challenge with the same extraordinary courage that has characterized his life. We all look forward to seeing this American hero again soon.”
While the news seems to suggest that McCain’s condition is more serious than initially thought, we hope that the statement by his camp that, “he is recovering from his surgery ‘amazingly well’ and his underlying health is excellent,” is indeed the story that turns out to be true.
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