Sen. John McCain, who’s been battling an aggressive form of brain cancer for several months, is “gaining strength,” according to fellow Arizona Republican lawmaker Jeff Flake.
Following a visit Saturday to the McCain family’s cabin near Sedona, Arizona, Sen. Flake tweeted, “Had a nice visit with @SenJohnMcCain today. He’s working hard and gaining strength.”
McCain, 81, was diagnosed with glioblastoma over the summer, and in July, he began chemotherapy and radiation treatment at the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix. In December, he was hospitalized at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. He subsequently returned to Arizona, and has been there since.
Also on Saturday, CNN aired an interview with McCain’s daughter, “The View” co-host Meghan McCain, who also provided an update on her father’s health.
“He’s doing really good, all things considered,” she said. “I’ve been very open. He had sort of a bad bout at Christmas time. He was hospitalized at Walter Reed. He had ramifications from his chemotherapy. He had pneumonia. But he’s made this, like, really incredible comeback. And I was with him at Christmas time. And he’s doing a lot of physical therapy … He’s doing good.”