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Cancer-stricken McCain stable after undergoing surgery

AFP  |  Washington 

US John McCain, who is battling brain cancer, was in stable condition today after undergoing to treat an infection, an said, adding that colleagues have made frequent visits to see him.

"On Sunday, was admitted to in Phoenix, Arizona, and underwent to treat an intestinal related to diverticulitis," said.

McCain, 81, was diagnosed last year with an aggressive type of cancer, glioblastoma, after a was discovered by doctors.

It has led to a reduced role in for the veteran lawmaker, who was the Republican presidential nominee in 2008 and currently chairs the powerful Armed Services Committee.

His wife Cindy took to to say that her husband was "doing well after his Looking forward to getting back to Hidden Valley," the couple's ranch in "Over the last few months, has been participating in at his home in Cornville, Arizona, as he recovers from the side effects of treatment," Tarallo said.

"He has remained engaged on his work as of the Armed Services Committee, and has enjoyed frequent visits from his family, friends, staff and Senate colleagues." While McCain has not been seen in for some months, his daughter expressed optimism in March that her father would be back in the Senate by the summer.

Despite being from the same Republican Party, McCain was a major thorn in the side of during his tumultuous first year in office.

The senator effectively sank Trump's attempts to scrap the health care reforms passed into law during Barack Obama's presidency by voting against a repeal soon after being diagnosed with

McCain, a former prisoner of war in Vietnam, was first elected to the in 1982 from the southwestern state of He has served in the Senate since 1987.

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First Published: Tue, April 17 2018. 06:35 IST