Senator McCain to Discontinue Medical Treatment

Senator McCain to Discontinue Medical Treatment
Republican U.S. Senator John McCain has chosen to discontinue medical treatment for an aggressive form of brain cancer, his family said in a statement on Friday, a year after the Vietnam War hero announced his prognosis.


"John has surpassed expectations for his survival," the family said, adding that the disease's progression and McCain's age, 81, had led him to stop treatment for the "aggressive glioblastoma."


"With his usual strength of will, he has now chosen to discontinue medical treatment," the family said.