Cancer-stricken John McCain stable after undergoing surgery for intestinal infection, wife says he is ‘doing well’

Washington: US senator John McCain, who is battling brain cancer, was in stable condition on Tuesday after undergoing surgery to treat an infection, an aide said, adding that Senate colleagues have made frequent visits to see him.

"On Sunday, McCain was admitted to Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Arizona, and underwent surgery to treat an intestinal infection related to diverticulitis," spokeswoman Julie Tarallo said.

McCain, 81, was diagnosed in 2017 with an aggressive type of cancer, glioblastoma, after a brain tumor was discovered by doctors.

It has led to a reduced role in Congress for the veteran lawmaker, who was the Republican presidential nominee in 2008 and currently chairs the powerful Senate Armed Services Committee.

His wife Cindy McCain took to Twitter to say that her husband was "doing well after his surgery. Looking forward to getting back to Hidden Valley", the couple's ranch in Arizona.

"Over the last few months, McCain has been participating in physical therapy at his home in Cornville, Arizona, as he recovers from the side effects of cancer treatment," Tarallo said.

"He has remained engaged on his work as chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and has enjoyed frequent visits from his family, friends, staff and Senate colleagues." While McCain has not been seen in Washington for some months, his daughter Meghan expressed optimism in March that her father ...

More on firstpost.com