Senator John McCain has been diagnosed with brain cancer, according to a report.
Reports suggest the 80-year-old veteran politician was given the diagnoses following pathology tests after surgery.
CNN says it is ‘aggressive’.
McCain underwent surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona last Friday.
Doctors said the senator had a ‘minimally invasive’ procedure to remove the nearly two-inch clot and that the surgery went ‘very well.’
The surgery forced Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to delay a vote on the Republican health care bill, another setback for the effort to repeal and replace Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act.
It was then delayed again after four Republicans announced their opposition to the legislation, meaning they could not advance the bill.
McCain, a former Navy pilot who was shot down over Vietnam and spent 5½ years as a prisoner of war, was the GOP’s presidential nominee in 2008.
Senator John McCain has been diagnosed with brain cancer. He is pictured on Capitol Hill last week
Reports suggest the 80-year-old veteran politician was given the diagnoses following pathology tests after surgery