American Senator John McCain discontinued treatment for brain cancer

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They explained that McCain has surpassed expectations for his survival, but “the progress of disease and the inexorable advance of age render their verdict.” McCain is in his sixth term representing Arizona. He chairs the Senate Armed Services Committee.The Arizona senator was found to have an aggressive form of brain tumour, glioblastoma. In the past, he has been treated for melanoma, a form of skin cancer. “Every life has to end one way or another,” McCain told to media, adding that he was very happy with his life. He also said he hoped that people would remember him as someone, who had served his country. He has been many times  a fierce critic of President Donald Trump.

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Sen. John McCain in the American Senate

The son and grandson of Navy admirals, Mr McCain was a fighter pilot during the Vietnam War. When his plane was shot down, he spent more than five years as a prisoner of war. He was tortured and suffered numerous injuries that left him with lingering disabilities. House Speaker Paul Ryan said now Mr McCain “personifies service to our country”. Former Secretary of State John Kerry called his fellow Vietnam veteran “a brave man”. Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney said “no man this century better exemplifies honour, patriotism, service, sacrifice and country first”. In his memoir, released in May, Mr McCain said: “Before I leave, I’d like to see our politics begin to return to the purposes and practices that distinguish our history from the history of other nations. I’d like to see us recover our sense that we are more alike than different.”

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