John McCain Is Recovering From a New Malady

GOP senator, away from DC since December, underwent intestinal surgery amid cancer treatment
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 17, 2018 12:40 AM CDT
McCain Recovering From Intestinal Surgery
In this Dec. 1, 2017 photo, Sen. John McCain leaves a closed-door session on Capitol Hill.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Sen. John McCain's office says he's had intestinal surgery needed to stem an infection and is in stable condition at a Phoenix hospital.The longtime Republican senator has been undergoing physical therapy related to brain cancer treatment at his family home near Sedona, Arizona, since December. He previously said he was planning to return to Washington in January but has remained at home, the AP reports. The senator's office announced Monday that he had surgery the previous day at the Mayo Clinic. Staff members for the 2008 GOP presidential candidate say the surgery was related to diverticulitis, a condition where the colon develops small bulges that can sometimes become infected. (More John McCain stories.)

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