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President Trump, lawmakers react after Sen. McCain diagnosed with brain tumor

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Lawmakers are sharing their thoughts and prayers with Arizona Sen. John McCain, who was recently diagnosed with a brain tumor.

McCain learned the news of his brain tumor after he'd had a blood clot removed. Several media outlets made the announcement on Wednesday after an official statement from Mayo Clinic at the request of the senator's office:

On Friday, July 14, Sen. John McCain underwent a procedure to remove a blood clot from above his left eye at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix. Subsequent tissue pathology revealed that a primary brain tumor known as a glioblastoma was associated with the blood clot. 

Scanning done since the procedure (a minimally invasive craniotomy with an eyebrow incision) shows that the tissue of concern was completely resected by imaging criteria.

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. 

The Senator’s doctors say he is recovering from his surgery ‘amazingly well’ and his underlying health is excellent.

The office of Senator John McCain also released the following statement:

Senator McCain appreciates the outpouring of support he has received over the last few days. He is in good spirits as he continues to recover at home with his family in Arizona. He is grateful to the doctors and staff at Mayo Clinic for their outstanding care, and is confident that any future treatment will be effective. Further consultations with Senator McCain's Mayo Clinic care team will indicate when he will return to the United States Senate.

President Trump released an official statement on the unfortunate news:

Senator John McCain has always been a fighter. Melania and I send our thoughts and prayers to Senator McCain, Cindy, and their entire family. Get well soon.

Former President Barack Obama took took to Twitter to share his thoughts:

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U.S. Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) released an official statement on McCain's diagnosis:

John McCain is an American hero and a fighter through and through. Courage and fearlessness have always defined his distinguished career of public service. Susan and I join all North Carolinians in praying for Senator McCain's recovery and return to the United States Senate.

South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster also released an official statement on McCain's diagnosis:

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