Arizona Senator, John McCain, a former United States Presidential aspirant and present Senator has chosen to discontinue his cancer treatment.
McCain, a retiree at the United States Navy graduated from the U.S Naval School in 1958 and was at the Vietnamese war where he was obtained as a prisoner of war for six years between 1967 and 1973, under terrible conditions.
The Republican Senator lost twice in his Presidential bid, initially losing to George W.Bush in 2000 in the Republican Primaries and lost to Democrats candidate, Barack Obama in 2008.
McCain, 81, was diagnosed of having a brain tumour in 2017 and has been undergoing a cancer treatment ever since. He was diagnosed of having a Glioblastoma, a disease that causes cancerous cells to rapidly multiply in the brain.
The Senator is one of the leading voices in the Republican, opposing his party’s views in issues in many occasions and being likened to a “maverick” in the American political arena.
In a statement from his family, it was revealed that McCain’s age and the progress of the disease were core in the course of the decision to stop the treatment.
“Last year, Senator John McCain shared with Americans the news our family already knew: he had been diagnosed with an aggressive glioblastoma, and the prognosis was serious.”
“In the year since, John has surpassed expectations for his survival. But the progress of disease and the inexorable advance of age render their verdict.
“With his usual strength of will, he has chosen to discontinue medical treatment.”