John McCain completes first round of radiation, chemotherapy treatment


(ABC News) — Sen. John McCain just finished his first round of chemotherapy and radiation to treat a malignant brain cancer that he was recently diagnosed with, according to his daughter Meghan McCain on Twitter.

The Republican from Arizona went home to Phoenix in late July to begin treatment for glioblastoma at the Mayo Clinic.

His office said in a statement July 28 that he would begin cancer treatments:

“In accordance with the guidance of his physicians, Senator McCain is returning to Arizona to undergo further treatment at Mayo Clinic. On Monday, July 31, he will begin a standard post-surgical regimen of targeted radiation and chemotherapy. During that time, Senator McCain will maintain a work schedule. He plans to return to Washington at the conclusion of the August recess.”

Shortly after his daughter tweeted about her father’s treatment, he also tweeted a photo of himself with Mayo Clinic staff, saying thank you:

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