マケインの手術は目の上の血栓でなく脳腫瘍: ずくなしの冷や水

2017年07月20日

マケインの手術は目の上の血栓でなく脳腫瘍

RT2017/7/20
Sen. John McCain diagnosed with brain cancer
Republican Senator John McCain of Arizona has been diagnosed with brain cancer after checking into a hospital for a blood clot near his left eye. Doctors discovered a glioblastoma, a malignant brain tumor.
glioblastoma:神経膠芽細胞腫
The tumor was discovered at the Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix last Friday.

"The Senator and his family are reviewing further treatment options with his Mayo Clinic care team," a Wednesday evening statement from McCain's office read. Chemotherapy and radiation may be the next step, according to the statement.

Doctors said McCain recovered from surgery "amazingly well," according to McCain's office, and they added that McCain's "underlying health is excellent."

McCain's daughter, Meghan McCain, confirmed the news, which she called a "shock" in a statement released Wednesday evening.

"It is an experience familiar to us, given my father's previous battle with cancer," she said, adding, "It won't surprise you to learn that in all this, the one of us who is most confident and calm is my father."

McCain has previously overcome cancer. He revealed in 2008 during his presidential campaign that he had four malignant melanomas removed in surgeries in 1993, 2000 and 2002.

McCain's colleagues in Congress tweeted their support and prayers for the 80-year-old six-term US senator, who chairs the armed services committee. McCain was also a Navy pilot and prisoner of war during the Vietnam War.



RT2017/7/16
McCain illness forces Republicans to delay vote on troubled health care bill
Senate Republicans have delayed consideration of their proposed health care reform bill while Senator John McCain recovers from surgery for a blood clot.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wished McCain a speedy recovery in a statement Sunday, adding that Senate Republicans would now work on other “legislative items and nominations” in their colleague’s absence.

McCain’s illness is the latest blow to the already tumultuous effort by Republicans to repeal and replace Obamacare.

Republicans currently hold a 52-48 majority in the Senate, meaning they can afford to lose two senators and still pass the legislation using the tie-breaking vote of Vice President Mike Pence, a fierce critic of Obamacare.

Moderate and conservative Republican senators Susan Collins of Maine and Rand Paul of Kentucky have both said they will vote against the Better Care Act, Obamacare’s proposed replacement. Without McConnell’s delay, the loss of McCain’s vote would almost certainly have spelled defeat for the repeal effort.

The Arizona senator is recovering at home after having a three-inch blood clot removed above his left eye during surgery Friday. The clot was discovered and removed at the Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix on the same day, according to a statement on McCain’s website.

McCain paid tribute to the staff of the Mayo Clinic on Twitter Sunday.

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