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John McCain Discontinuing Medical Treatment Amid Brain Cancer Crisis, Family Confirms

John McCain Stopping Medical Treatment Brain Cancer
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Feb. 25 2019, Updated 11:46 a.m. ET

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John McCain has decided to discontinue his medical treatment amid his worsening health crisis.

In a statement this Friday, the U.S. Senator’s heartbroken family shared a heart-wrenching statement about his decision, saying that despite his aggressive brain cancer diagnosis, he wants to spend his last days in peace.

"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,” said the family.

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“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,” they added. readers know McCain, 81, has been very open about his debilitating condition and recently admitted in his tell-all book that he is close to death.

While he’s stayed extremely positive throughout his cancer battle and continued working on his political career, his family has openly voiced their grief over the matter.

Last December, McCains daughter, Meghan, even broke down on The View when speaking of his crisis.

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“You have to have hope”, former Vice President Joe Biden told her at the time. “If anybody can make it it’s John McCain.”

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