McCain completes first round of chemo

McCain completes first round of chemo
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Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainGOP lambasts Trump over performance in Helsinki Trump stuns the world at Putin summit NY Daily News cover following Helsinki summit shows Trump shooting Uncle Sam MORE (R-Ariz.) has completed his first round of chemotherapy and radiation therapy to treat brain cancer, his daughter said Friday.

"My father completed first round radiation/chemo. His resilience & strength is incredible," Fox News host Meghan McCain tweeted. "Fight goes on, here's to small wins."

McCain, 80, was diagnosed last month with a glioblastoma, one of the most aggressive types of brain tumors, after a minor procedure to remove a blood clot above his left eye.

Days later, the Arizona Republican returned to Washington as the Senate voted to begin debate on a Republican-led effort to repeal parts of the Affordable Care Act. 

In a stunning vote last month, McCain joined two of his GOP Senate colleagues in rejecting a so-called "skinny" ObamaCare repeal, delivering a blow to his own party's efforts to undo former President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaWhy did it take so long for Trump to drain the swamp of Pruitt? President Trump is tougher on Russia in 18 months than Obama in eight years Obama in Kenya for launch of sister’s sports center MORE's signature healthcare law.

McCain returned to Arizona at the end of July to begin cancer treatment.