Senator McCain in 'stable condition' following surgery

John McCain, diagnosed with cancer in 2017, underwent surgery to treat intestinal infection, said to be in 'stable condition'.

David Rosenberg ,

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Arizona Senator and 2008 Republican presidential nominee John McCain underwent surgery to treat an intestinal infection, his office disclosed on Monday.

In July 2017, the 81-year-old senator was diagnosed with primary glioblastoma, one of the most aggressive forms of brain cancer.

The tumor was discovered during a routine physical the senator underwent last week. After complaining of fatigue and double vision, McCain was given a CT scan, which revealed a clot just below his left eyebrow.

McCain has been receiving treatment at the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Arizona, where he underwent surgery to treat a colon infection.

Meghan McCain, the senator’s 33-year-old daughter and former Fox News contributor, tweeted Tuesday morning that her father was stable condition following the surgery.

“My father @SenJohnMcCain is in stable condition - he continues to inspire me everyday with his intense grit and determination. Thank you to the doctors at Mayo Clinic in Phoenix and to everyone who is praying for him.”

McCain’s wife, Cindy, gave a more optimistic message, tweeting that her husband was “doing well” after the surgery.

“My husband @SenJohnMcCain is doing well after his surgery. Looking forward to getting back to Hidden Valley!”

Julie Tarallo, a spokeswoman for the senator, said that McCain has been recovering the past few months from the side effects of his cancer treatment.

“On Sunday, Senator McCain was admitted to Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Arizona, and underwent surgery to treat an intestinal infection related to diverticulitis,” said Tarallo.

“Over the last few months, Senator McCain has been participating in physical therapy at his home in Cornville, Arizona, as he recovers from the side effects of cancer treatment,” Tarallo continued. “He has remained engaged on his work as chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and has enjoyed frequent visits from his family, friends, staff and Senate colleagues.”