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Sen. John McCain: Doctors gave me 'poor prognosis' on cancer fight

McCain Cancer Prognosis Sen. John McCain: Doctors gave me 'poor prognosis' on cancer fight
Stacy Diaz | 26 September, 2017, 01:14

The Arizona Republican senator said that his brain cancer is "very, very serious" and that the prognosis is "very poor" during the Sunday, Sept. 24 "60 Minutes" interview.

The former presidential candidate also recalled the heavy emotions that followed after he became an unexpected "No" vote during a pivotal Republican attempt to repeal President Barack Obama's health care reform bill.

The full episode of 60 Minutes airs Sunday night on CBS at 7.30pm Eastern and 7pm Pacific.

"I don't know what he's gonna do tomorrow or say tomorrow", McCain told the host.

"I am more energetic and more engaged as a result of this", he added, "because I know that I've got to do everything I can to serve this country while I can".

McCain, who has also come out against the latest GOP effort to repeal ObamaCare, dismissed a question on whether Trump was unfit to be president. "And on an issue of this importance to the nation, for me to worry about a personal relationship, then I'm not doing my job".

It's not looking good for John McCain.

As per a Congressional Research Service report, "the United States Constitution does not provide for nor authorize the recall of United States officers such as Senators, Representatives, or the President or Vice President".

McCain was diagnosed with glioblastoma in July. So I just said, 'I understand.

But McCain said they are "different people", with a "different upbringing" and "different life experiences". "I was raised in the concept and belief that duty, honor, country is the lodestar for the behavior that we have to exhibit every single day".

McCain was asked whether he has felt "panic" since the diagnosis. "Recall him. Let him, you know, fight successfully this awful cancer, and let's get somebody in here that will keep the word he gave past year".

Despite sitting for chemotherapy and radiation treatments regularly, McCain told Stahl that the diagnosis has made him want to work harder.

"I got very choked up".