Mac in ‘Excellent Health’: Doctors

No sign of cancer for 71-year-old Republican candidate
By Jonas Oransky,  Newser Staff
Posted May 23, 2008 5:00 PM CDT
Republican presidential candidate, Sen. John McCain.   (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
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(Newser) – John McCain’s doctors said today the 71-year-old candidate is in “excellent health and displays extraordinary energy,” and there has been no recurrence of the skin cancer that prompted surgery 8 years ago. The future Republican nominee has kidney stones and takes several medications—including one to reduce cholesterol—but has no other health issues and a strong heart, the New York Times reports.

Advisers say they released the records now to dampen discussion of McCain's cancer scare. Said the Arizona senator's primary care physician, “I can find no medical reason or problems that would preclude Sen. McCain from fulfilling all the duties and obligations of president of the United States.”