McCain sends 'best wishes' to Reid after surgery

McCain sends 'best wishes' to Reid after surgery

Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCain Senate outlook slides for GOP Juan Williams: Time for boldness from Biden Democrats lead in three battleground Senate races: poll MORE (R-Ariz.) sent his best wishes to former Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry Mason ReidMcConnell warns Democrats not to change filibuster rule Filibuster reform gains steam with Democrats The Hill's Morning Report - Trump wants executive order on policing; silent on pending bills 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. 


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.