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McCain sends 'best wishes' to Reid after surgery

McCain sends 'best wishes' to Reid after surgery

Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainSmearing presidential election will turn off young voters and undermine democracy Choking — not cheating — was Trump's undoing Gabby Giffords congratulates Mark Kelly with throwback photo of her own swearing-in MORE (R-Ariz.) sent his best wishes to former Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry Mason ReidFeinstein departure from top post sets stage for Judiciary fight Whitehouse says Democratic caucus will decide future of Judiciary Committee Bottom line MORE (D-Nev.) in a tweet on Monday after it was revealed Reid underwent surgery for pancreatic cancer. 

"From one cantankerous senator to another, sending my prayers & best wishes to [Sen. Reid] as he recovers from a successful surgery," McCain tweeted.

 

 

Reid underwent the surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore to remove a tumor from his pancreas, which was spotted during a routine screening, according to a statement released by his family. 

The former senator's family said they were confident the surgery was successful. 

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Reid will undergo chemotherapy as the next part of his treatment, according to the statement.

McCain is in the process of battling an aggressive form of brain cancer in Arizona. 

He was diagnosed with glioblastoma last July.

The 81-year-old senator underwent surgery last month for an intestinal infection.