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John McCain Discontinues Medical Treatment for Brain Cancer

  • Family says progress of disease, age ‘render their verdict’
  • Statement gives no indication whether senator will resign seat
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McCain to Discontinue His Medical Treatment for Brain Cancer
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Senator John McCain is discontinuing medical treatment for the aggressive brain cancer that’s kept him home in Arizona and away from the Senate this year, his family said in a statement.

In the year since being diagnosed, “John has surpassed expectations for his survival. But the progress of disease and the inexorable advance of age render their verdict,” his family said. “With his usual strength of will, he has now chosen to discontinue medical treatment.”