In a statement from the McCain family released this morning, the Arizona Senator announced that due to his age, prognosis and progress of the disease that he has decided to stop treatment for his brain tumor.
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. pic.twitter.com/KuAQSASoa7
— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) August 24, 2018
McCain was diagnosed with glioblastoma last fall.
The statement does not address McCain’s Senate seat, which he has continued to hold while his health deteriorates.
His wife, Cindy McCain, expressed her gratitude on Twitter, “I love my husband with all of my heart. God bless everyone who has cared for my husband along this journey.”
Prayers go out to the McCain family during this very difficult time.