Arizona Senator John McCain’s family has released a statement today regarding his treatment for cancer:

No matter how you feel about Senator McCain, now’s the time to pray for him and his loved ones.

Senator McCain announced his brain cancer diagnosis last summer. After surgery to remove a two-inch brain clot, it was announced that he has an aggressive type of brain cancer. Since the diagnosis, McCain had been receiving radiation and chemotherapy at the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Arizona.

He made a short appearance on the Senate floor but has not been seen in D.C. since. His cancer treatment has been ongoing until the very sad announcement today:

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.


My family is deeply appreciative of all the love and generosity you have shown us during this past year. Thank you for all your continued support and prayers. We could not have made it this far without you – you’ve given us strength to carry on. – Meghan McCain


I love my husband with all of my heart. God bless everyone who has cared for my husband along this journey. – Cindy McCain

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