Terrible health news for Sen. John McCain (3x UPDATED)

3rd UPDATE: 8:55 p.m. EDT: From President Obama:

2nd UPDATE: 8:35 p.m. EDT: CNN reports the cancer Sen. McCain is fighting is familiar to long-time members of the Senate.

“It’s a very aggressive tumor,” said Gupta. He explained that survival for malignant glioblastoma tends to be around 14 months with treatment, which could not begin until the incision heals, which would be in the next three or four weeks.
However, a 2009 study reported that almost 10% of patients with glioblastoma may live five years or longer, according to the American Brain Tumor Association.
“This is the same tumor that Ted Kennedy had,” said Gupta.

1st UPDATE: 8:23 p.m. EDT: The Hill provides details about a possible treatment plan for Sen. McCain.

“Subsequent tissue pathology revealed that a primary brain tumor known as a glioblastoma was associated with the blood clot,” the hospital said in a statement.

“The Senator and his family are reviewing further treatment options with his Mayo Clinic care team. Treatment options may include a combination of chemotherapy and radiation.”

ORIGINAL POST: This from the Associated Press:

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