McCain hospitalized for side effects of cancer treatment

Casey Dawson
December 14, 2017

The sweeping policy bill has been a major achievement of McCain's for years - especially now, as he is the chairman of the Armed Services Committee. He looks forward to returning to work as soon as possible, the statement added.

Sen. McCain is battling the same aggressive type of brain cancer that killed Biden's son Beau in 2015.

Sen. John McCain has been hospitalized at Walter Reed Medical Center where he's being treated for "normal side effects of his ongoing cancer therapy", according to a statement Wednesday from his office. John McCain's brain cancer diagnosis.

Whether you are a Republican or a Democrat, you can't help but be moved by this moment... McCain, still suffering from the injuries he sustained as a POW in North Vietnam, was working as a military liaison to the Senate.

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But McCain's condition has appeared to worsen in recent weeks. McCain eventually began using a wheelchair with members of his staff pushing him where he needed to go. The following October, his plane was shot down during a bombing mission over Hanoi. One study found that 10% of patients live five years or more. McCain also has survived several bouts with melanoma, a risky skin cancer.

Wednesday's episode of "The View" brought an emotional dialog about cancer, as former Vice President Joe Biden visited the show, and brought tears to host Meghan McCain.

Biden also laughed while remembering their political clashes, with the two Senate heavyweights going toe to toe. Meghan McCain told "People" magazine, she moved up the date of her wedding to make sure her father could attend. I said, I know, and I mean this sincerely, I know if I picked up the phone tonight and called John McCain and said, ...

Biden then switched chairs to sit next to her, holding her hand and attempting to provide some comfort by noting some of the cutting-edge advances that have been made in treating glioblastoma. Your strength, hope, and fortitude are an inspiration to me and so many others daily.

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