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Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona is battling brain cancer.

His office released a statement on Wednesday that said doctors discovered a primary brain tumor known as a glioblastoma, which was associated with a blood clot they removed from above his left eye on Friday.

A glioblastoma is one of the most common and aggressive types of brain tumor. The 80-year-old lawmaker and his family are considering treatments, including chemotherapy and radiation. McCain challenged former President Barack Obama for the White House in 2008. Obama tweeted his support to the senator in a way that makes us miss him in the White House even more. Read more.

Read more about McCain’s diagnosis here.

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