Senator John McCain discontinues medical care and is no longer seeking treatment for his aggressive brain cancer

US Senator John McCain, who was diagnosed with aggressive glioblastoma in July 2017, is stopping treatment for his aggressive terminal brain cancer, his family revealed Friday morning.

The 81-year-old's daughter, Meghan McCain made this revelation in a statement shared on Twitter.

The statement reads:

Last summer, 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 now chosen to discontinue medical treatment.

Our family is immensely grateful for the support and kindness of all his caregivers over the last year, and for the continuing outpouring of concern and affection from John's many friends and associates, and the many thousands of people who are keeping him in their prayers. God bless and thank you all.

My family is deeply appreciative of all the love and generosity you have shown us during this past year.

Thank you for all your continued support and prayers. We could not have made it this far without you - you've given us strength to carry on.

McCain's wife Cindy also tweeted the statement minutes after her daughter, writing:

I love my husband with all of my heart. God bless everyone who has cared for my husband along this journey.
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