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Senator McCain Diagnosed With Brain Tumour

Postby toucana on July 19th, 2017, 9:57 pm 

Senator John McCain has been diagnosed with a brain tumour.

http://edition.cnn.com/2017/07/19/health/gupta-mccain-glioblastoma/index.html

The tumour was discovered when the 80 yr. old Republican Senator from Arizona underwent a minimally invasive surgical procedure to remove a blood clot over his left eye that was detected by an MRI scan following a routine health screening.

According to CNN Chief Medical Correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta who spoke with permission to McCain's doctors, the tumour is a primary glioblastoma. This is the same type of tumour that killed Senator Edward Kennedy in 2009.
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Re: Senator McCain Diagnosed With Brain Tumour

Postby Braininvat on July 20th, 2017, 11:17 am 

Very aggressive kind of tumor - treatments are not effective and mortality is nearly certain. I will be sorry to see the Senate lose a man of integrity and genuine devotion to public service. A voice of reason in a political party that really needed one. Arizona, you know what you need to do. Don't let yourself be bought, in the next election.
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Re: Senator McCain Diagnosed With Brain Tumour

Postby toucana on August 25th, 2018, 8:56 pm 

U.S. Senator John McCain has died at the age of 81.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-45312217

His family announced only on Friday that he had decided to discontinue further treatment and enter hospice care.

The six-term senator and 2008 Republican presidential nominee was diagnosed after doctors discovered his tumour during surgery to remove a blood clot from above his left eye last July.

The son and grandson of Navy admirals, Mr McCain was a fighter pilot during the Vietnam War. When his plane was shot down, he spent more than five years as a prisoner of war.

While in the custody of his captors, he suffered torture that left him with lasting disabilities.
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Re: Senator McCain Diagnosed With Brain Tumour

Postby Watson on August 30th, 2018, 3:33 pm 

Senator John McCain is such a positive inspiration to so many. I thought it would make an appropriate painting. I'm still working on it, but the small details are the hardest to deal with. I have to add a dimension and depth to the flag, and other less obvious details. It is the kind of work I may never be finished.

I do try and avoid adding content to this site, since ted added all the commercial click bait. I'll post this and other paintings on twitter, @DWiliamson If providing an alternate site of my work is contrary to forum rules, I apologize in advance.
Why is the picture now a click to be downloaded, instead of a image within the post? Good job ted Awhole.
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