United States Senator, John McCain, has been diagnosed with a primary glioblastoma, a type of brain tumor, Mayo Clinic doctors directly involved in the senator’s care told CNN exclusively.
THE PRECISION gathered that the doctors spoke directly to CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr Sanjay Gupta, a practicing neurosurgeon.
The senator underwent surgery to remove a blood clot on Friday at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix. Lab results from that surgery confirmed the presence of glioblastoma associated with the blood clot.
Glioblastoma is a particularly aggressive tumor that forms in the tissue of the brain and spinal cord, according to the American Brain Tumor Association.
A pathologist was in the operating room during the procedure, a minimally invasive craniotomy with an eyebrow incision, said his doctor, adding that the surgery lasted about three to four hours. Post-surgical brain scans show the tissue causing concern has been completely removed.
Mr McCain is recovering “amazingly well,” according to a statement from his office.