Roswell Park Director of Neurosurgery on McCain

Senator John McCain diagnosed with cancer

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Wednesday night, the office of Arizona Senator John McCain released a statement saying he has been diagnosed with brain cancer. 

2 On Your Side spoke with the Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery at Roswell Park about this type of tumor and what lies ahead for the senator. 

"This is a highly aggressive cancer of the brain that invades the normal tissue and is very difficult to cure, ultimately," said Robert Fenstermaker, MD.

He also said: "On average, people with glioblastoma survive about 15 months. It's possible to survive longer with aggressive treatment."

McCain and his family are currently reviewing treatment options, according to a statement. 

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