Former U.S Presidential Aspirant, McCain, Down With An Aggressive Brain Tumor 

Senator John McCain, the 2008 Republican presidential nominee known for his independent streak over more than three decades representing Arizona in the Senate, has brain cancer.
 
McCain, 80, has a glioblastoma, one of the most common but also one of the most malignant brain tumors. It can be treated with chemotherapy and radiation, but medical experts said it almost always grows back. 
Mr. McCain’s office said he was recuperating at his home in Arizona and would decide when to return to the Senate as he consults with his medical advisers. Medical experts said the type of tumor Mr. McCain has is particularly aggressive. 
The median survival of a glioblastoma is about 16 months. McCain learned of the tumor after undergoing surgery late last week at the Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix to remove a blood clot above his left eye.

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