This is a sad day for the McCain’s family! Senator John McCain just revealed the severity of his cancer prognosis Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” saying in his first national interview since receiving the diagnosis that it is the latest test in a lifetime of tough fights.
“I’m facing a challenge, but I’ve faced other challenges,” McCain said. “And I’m very confident about getting through this one as well.”
“I’m fine,” McCain told anchor Jake Tapper. “The prognosis is pretty good. Look, this is a very vicious form of cancer that I’m facing, but all the results so far are excellent.”
McCain is back to Washington as the Senate came back from its August recess last week, and he said he planned to focus in the coming week on a key defense bill.
“I’m getting the best treatment that anybody could get,” McCain said.
Still, he stressed the seriousness of the disease and said he did not want to paint a “rosy picture” for what he said is a tough form of cancer.
McCain is very grateful and hoped to beat the disease and live as long as possible”Every life has to end one way or another,” McCain said.
Asked how he wanted to be remembered, McCain responded: “He served his country, and not always right — made a lot of mistakes, made a lot of errors — but served his country, and I hope we could add, honorably.”