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McCain says he's feeling 'fine' after brain cancer treatment

McCain says he's feeling 'fine' after brain cancer treatment

"This is a very vicious form of cancer that I'm facing", McCain, a Republican, who ran unsuccessfully for president in 2008, told CNN's "State of the Union" programme.

McCain was diagnosed with cancer during a scheduled eye procedure to remove a blood clot.

"All the results so far are excellent", McCain said of his treatment, adding that the prognosis was "pretty good".

McCain, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, will lead the debate on a defense authorization bill Monday after undergoing chemotherapy and radiation.

He was one of 17 Republicans who voted against a package of hurricane relief aid last week, because it was controversially attached to financial legislation that lifts the debt ceiling and funds government.

Mr. McCain urged to replace the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals campaign to be done in a comprehensive immigration package that will provide the permanent protections for young immigrants.

But with cancer, the feisty legislator in the twilight of his career acknowledged he was in one of the fights of his life.

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"I'm just fine, but the fact is, you know, I'm facing a challenge", he said. "I've faced other challenges".

"I'm getting the best treatment that anybody could get", McCain, 81, said of the Mayo Clinic and National Institutes of Health.

He is the son and grandson of Navy admirals, and a U.S. Navy pilot whose plane was shot down over Vietnam in 1967.

The tumor, known as glioblastoma, is a particularly aggressive brain tumor affecting adults.

John McCain on Sunday called for the United States to step up its presence around North Korea and make clear to its leader, Kim Jong Un, that aggressive acts would lead to the annihilation of his country.

"Made a lot of mistakes, made a lot of errors, but served his country, and I hope we could add honorably", he said.


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