Washington (August 25, 2018): US senator and war hero, John McCain has decided to stop treatment for the brain cancer he has been battling for over a year.
According to international news agency, McCain’s family said that he had surpassed expectations for his survival and made the choice to end his treatment.The six-term senator and 2008 Republican presidential nominee, McCain was diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumor in July 2017, during a surgery to remove a blood clot from above his left eye and had been undergoing medical treatment.
McCain’s vice-presidential running mate, Sarah Palin wrote in a tweet, ‘Prayers for @SenJohnMcCain and his family at this most trying time’.
Prayers for @SenJohnMcCain and his family at this most trying time 🙏🏻 May comfort and peace envelope them. May my friend sense appreciation for his inspiration to serve something greater than self 🙏🏻🇺🇸 – Sarah Palin pic.twitter.com/5KbI3IpUel
— Sarah Palin (@SarahPalinUSA) August 24, 2018
John McCain left Washington in December, but has remained a vocal political figure.
McCain was a fighter pilot during the Vietnam War. When his plane was shot down, he spent more than five years as a prisoner of war.