US Senator John McCain has completed his first round of radiation and chemotherapy, his daughter, Meghan McCain, announced on Twitter Friday afternoon.
Taking to the social media network just after 4 p.m., the younger McCain praised her father, posting, “his resilience & strength is incredible.”
“Fight goes on, here’s to small wins,” she wrote, ending her post with the hashtag #[expletive]cancer.
News of the senator’s cancer diagnosis broke in late July, when McCain had a blood clot removed from above his left eye.
McCain is battling a particularly aggressive type of brain tumor — glioblastoma, the same type that affected the late Ted Kennedy. The American Cancer Society puts the five-year survival rate for patients over 55 at about 4 percent.Material from the Associated Press was used in this report. Aimee Ortiz can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow her on twitter @aimee_ortiz.