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John McCain underwent surgery during the weekend to "treat an intestinal infection related to diverticulitis", his office said on Monday.

John McCain, who has has been undergoing treatment for a brain cancer diagnosis in his home state since late previous year, is hospitalized in stable condition after undergoing surgery for an intestinal infection. "He is in stable condition", McCain's office said in a statement.

Daughter Meghan McCain touted his "grit and determination" as an inspiration to her. According to the statement released Monday by Tarallo, Sen. John's wife of 38 years, Cindy McCain, also commented on her husband's condition via Twitter. Looking forward to getting back to Hidden Valley!

McCain, 81, who has been home in Arizona battling brain cancer for the last few months, recently got an infection connected to diverticulitis, which is a condition caused by pouches forming in the wall of the colon.

McCain has had frequent visits from family, friends and Senate colleagues.

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McCain, the long-time Republican Arizona senator and 2008 GOP presidential nominee, was diagnosed in July with brain cancer. He subsequently underwent surgery to remove an aggressive, primary glioblastoma tumor.

'I knew when I took this job there would be times I'd have to publicly talk about it in real time, it's the choice I made and my family made, ' she said. Some say three percent, some say 14 percent.

While he is in Arizona, McCain's office has issued regular statements about his positions on all manner of policies.

"Subsequent tissue pathology revealed that a primary brain tumor known as a glioblastoma was associated with the blood clot". The Senator and his family are reviewing further treatment options with his Mayo Clinic care team.


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