McCain completes first round of chemo

McCain completes first round of chemo
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Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainTrump administration weakens methane pollution standards for drilling on public lands Another recession could hit US in 2019, says credit union association chief R-E-S-P-E-C-T: One legacy of Franklin and McCain is up to us 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 ObamaTime for sunshine on Trump-Russia investigation Getting politics out of the pit To cure Congress, elect more former military members MORE's signature healthcare law.

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