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Thursday, July 20, 2017

John McCain - terminal brain cancer

Sen. John McCain revealed Wednesday that he has a primary brain tumor. The cancer was discovered during cranial surgery last week to remove a blood clot above his left eye. In a statement from Mayo Clinic, McCain's doctors described the tumor as a glioblastoma.
The American Brain Tumor Association describes glioblastoma tumors as typically malignant and difficult to treat because they contain many types of cells.
“It’s a very aggressive tumor,” said Dr. Joseph Zabramski, a neurosurgeon at Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix not involved in McCain's treatment. “In general, it is a tumor that has relentless force. You can slow it down but not stop it.
This is sad news, regardless of your political affiliation. Make no mistake, this is a terminal form of cancer and at best Senator McCain has not much more than two years to live, and it could be much shorter. The nature of the cancer is also one that will likely effect McCain's cognitive abilities, probably rather quickly. His departure from the Senate is inevitable at this point, and at the age of eighty will probably happen sooner rather than later.
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Note: for those of you who only see the potential political ramifications: Under Arizona law the Governor (a Republican)  would appoint someone to fill McCain's seat until the next general election (where a special election would be held to serve out the remainder of his term). That "could" conceivably mean that there would be two Arizona Senate seats open in 2018.

13 comments:

Loretta said...

Very, very sad.

Commonsense said...

Does not look good for the McCain family. Thoughts and prayers for them.

Commonsense said...

Now back to cold politics.

It's a forgone conclusion that McCain will not run for reelection next year.

The question is will he be able to perform his duties as senator and if not will he resign his seat so the governor can appoint another Republican to take his place.

The majority in the senate is so tight that they cannot afford a long absences from McCain.

Something will have to give.

KD said...

Those are the cold hard facts, however, given this Republican so called controlled Senate and house has sucked.

I go back to Hillary , the woman that should be President if only we elected the President under different rules, when she said.


"what difference does it make"

I thought, hoped this group of so called Republicans could have moved the country off of welfare and more back to capitalism, I know now, that is never going to happen, Socialist WON the Swamp of DC is too deep.

KD, Teaching Liberals everyday said...

Dear Alky, it is too funny to see you whine like the little weak sissy you are about name calling. Really, Kputz.


Ok and for Mr. OnDopie , I saw you post in error many times about the US Debt, first Obama moved it to 25 Trillion National Debt, he left the grenade thrower Madam Yellen to do as much damage to the middle income earner as she can and she has delivered, with Higher Rates on loans across the board and her dumping Federal Reserve Debt onto the backs of the middle income earner. Please learn.

opie said...

Very sad, the only con that puts country first, rather than party. I would have voted for him except for Sarah.....who remains a zero and I'll never figure out who thought she was an asset;

good old gentle democracy minded decent James said...

He has been saying that the two parties should now work together to improve healthcare. Something that 74% of the American people also now want.

Loretta said...

"good old gentle democracy minded decent James"

Doesn't exist.

No pedophilia to swoon over yet today Pastor James Boswell?

good old gentle fair minded James said...

Most Want GOP to Work with Democrats on Health Care

A new Fox News poll finds 74% of Americans want GOP lawmakers to reach out to Democrats and try to find a compromise on a new health care bill. That includes 86% of Democrats and 59% of Republicans.

Loretta said...

"good old gentle democracy minded decent James"

Doesn't exist.

No pedophilia to swoon over yet today Pastor James Boswell?

opie said...

A new CH poll finds 98% of bloggers wish Loretta would grow up......

Loretta said...

You forgot LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL

Fatass.

opie said...

Loretta said...
You forgot LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL

Fats.

Like above....98% wish loretta would go away......Cue another post exactly like the above from the kansan dumbass injun