Sen. John McCain to end medical treatment for brain cancer

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FILE – In this Feb. 5, 2015, file photo, Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain, R-Ariz., speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. McCain has announced he will run for re-election in 2016. The Arizona Republican made the announcement to run for a sixth term on Monday, April 6, 2015. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

WASHINGTON (WSPA) – Sen. John McCain’s family announced he has chosen to discontinue medical treatment for brain cancer.

 The announcement was made Friday morning.

McCain’s wife, Cindy, released a statement from the family in a tweet.

The statement reads:

Last summer, Senator John McCain shared with Americans the news our family already knew: he had been diagnosed with an aggressive glioblastoma, and the prognosis was serious. In the year since, John has surpassed expectations for his survival. But the progress of disease and the inexorable advance of age render their verdict. With his usual strength of will, he has now chosen to discontinue medical treatment. Our family is immensely grateful for the support and kindness of all his caregivers over the last year, and for the continuing outpouring of concern and affection from John’s many friends and associates, and the many thousands of people who are keeping him in their prayers. God bless and thank you all.

         

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