McCain, battling brain cancer, finishes first round of radiation, chemo


PHOENIX (CBS News) — The daughter of U.S. Sen. John McCain of Arizona says the 80-year-old lawmaker has completed the first round of radiation and chemotherapy as he battles an aggressive form of brain cancer.

Meghan McCain also tweeted Friday afternoon that her father’s “resilience & strength is incredible. Fight goes on, here’s to small wins.”

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McCain tweeted Friday “thank you to the wonderful team Mayo Clinic — we appreciate everything you do!”

McCain, the Republican presidential nominee in 2008 and a six-term senator, was diagnosed last month with glioblastoma. CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook called glioblastoma a “very serious type of brain tumor.”