McCain to Continue Cancer Treatment While Working

Arizona Republican diagnosed with a brain tumor in July

Arizona Sen. John McCain speaks at a news conference Thursday on the Senate Republicans’ “skinny” repeal bill. His later vote against the measure helped defeat the legislation. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Arizona Sen. John McCain speaks at a news conference Thursday on the Senate Republicans’ “skinny” repeal bill. His later vote against the measure helped defeat the legislation. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Posted September 12, 2017 at 1:08pm

Sen. John McCain will continue to receive chemotherapy and radiation treatment while maintaining his work schedule in the U.S. Senate, his office announced on Tuesday.

“Senator McCain received an MRI at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland yesterday. Following the advice of his doctors, Senator McCain will continue to receive targeted radiation and chemotherapy treatments at NIH while maintaining a regular work schedule in the United States Senate,” the statement read.

McCain, a Republican from Arizona, was diagnosed wih brain cancer in July and received treatment in his home state in August after casting the final “nay” vote to kill the GOP effort to repeal and replace the 2010 health law.

He returned to the chamber in September after the most recent congressional recess.

McCain is currently leading the chamber’s consideration of the fiscal year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act.