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According to Senator John McCain's family, the Arizona political representative and one-time presidential candidate is no longer continuing his medical treatment for brain cancer. The politician has surpassed expectations of his survival, according to people close to him, but it seems that he is not longer able to continue his medical treatments, due to the progression of the disease and his age, which have limited the possibilities. In a statement released by John McCain's family, they admit that this decision comes from his strong and able mind, and that they are grateful for the support they have received on The Senator behalf. Ultimately, while this is a difficult time for the family, they're grateful for the support they've received from the outpouring of concerned and caring people reaching out.

Here's what we know about John McCain's recent medical condition, thanks to a statement released by the McCain family (via The Hollywood Reporter). The politician has stepped away from his Senator position at the Capital since December, when the news about John's medical condition was becoming public knowledge. While they were hoping this time away from politics spent focusing on the McCain's health would result in some sort of recovery, it seems the brain disease has only continued to excel inside the politician since then. Here's what the McCain family told the press in their official statement.

Last summer, Senator John McCain shared with Americans the news our family already knew: he had been diagnosed with an aggressive glioblastoma, and the prognosis was serious. In the year since, John has surpassed expectations for his survival. But the progress of disease and the inexorable advance of age render their verdict. With his usual strength of will, he has now chosen to discontinue medical treatment. Our family is immensely grateful for the support and kindness of all his caregivers over the last year, and for the continuing outpouring of concern and affection from John's many friends and associates, and the many thousands of people who are keeping him in their prayers. God bless and thank you all.

John McCain's life and political career were recently explored in the HBO documentary John McCain: For Whom The Bell Tolls, which premiered on the premiere channel on May 28th. It was met with warm reviews from viewers and critics when it aired earlier this spring.

John McCain is best known as the Republican presidential candidate in the 2008 presidential candidate, where he ran against Barack Obama, who won the presidency. His vice presidential candidate was Sarah Palin, a political figure who arguably earned more attention than McCain did in his bid for the presidency. McCain is also a well-decorated war veteran who survived the 1967 USS Forrestal fire. He was also a prisoner of war, and he miraculously survived a terrible and brutal ordeal. We'll keep you updated on the latest developments with John McCain's health here at CinemaBlend.

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