After teaming up with the Democrats and the two loser “GOP” Senators in voting against an Obamacare repeal on Friday, John McCain got news on his next stop. He has to return to Arizona ASAP for treatment for his brain cancer.
Just after his tragic diagnosis, McCain, 80, rushed back to the Senate Tuesday to support engaging in a debate over health care reform. He wasn’t supportive when it counted though.
During his floor speech on Tuesday, the long tenured Senator said that he would only be in DC for a few days. He obviously has a lot on his mind.
“I’m going home for a while to treat my illness,” the GOP senator said.
“I have every intention of returning here and giving many of you cause to regret all the nice things you said about me,” he added.
There have been no specifics of McCain’s treatment released to the public. Radiation and chemotherapy are definitely treatments of choice for glioblastoma. Glioblastoma is the type of cancer that he was diagnosed with during a routine doctor appointment. Radiation won’t occur until the tumor has been excised.
“The standard treatment is a combination of chemotherapy and a drug called temozolomide, which is an oral drug that is taken every day with radiation — radiation to the tumor, plus an area of an inch surrounding the tumor because there are microscopic cells that can’t be seen in an MRI in the area,” Dr. Mark Gilbert, a senior investigator and chief of the Neuro-Oncology Branch, told Newsweek when asked how glioblastoma is typically treated. “After that, patients receive the temozolomide, the chemotherapy alone.”
The Arizona Senator wanted the Senate to take on the NDAA before his exodus from DC for treatment. He wanted to lead the floor debate, but he was unable because he had to leave. wanted the Senate to take up the National Defense Authorization Act prior to
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell attempted to get unanimous consent after the vote to proceed to the defense bill early Friday morning, but encountered an objection from Sen. Rand Paul, R.-Ky.
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