Meghan McCain Tweets About Dad John McCain's First Round of Chemo


On Friday, almost exactly one month to the day that it was announced her father Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) was diagnosed with brain cancer, Meghan McCain tweeted that he had just completed his first round of radiation/chemotherapy:

McCain was diagnosed with glioblastoma, a form of brain cancer, on July 19, and returned to Congress 11 days after a routine procedure to remove a blood clot above his left eye.

As news about this spread through social media, many Twitter users offered encouraging words of support:


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