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Sen. John McCain, battling brain cancer, is discontinuing medical treatment

FILE PHOTO:    Senator John McCain (R-AZ) looks on during a press conference about his resistance to the so-called
FILE PHOTO: Senator John McCain (R-AZ) looks on during a press conference about his resistance to the so-called "Skinny Repeal" of the Affordable Care Act on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., July 27, 2017. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein/File Photo

Sen. John McCain, who is battling brain cancer, said he is discontinuing medical treatment.

The Arizona Republican said in a statement that he has surpassed expectations for his survival since his diagnosis last July. “But the progress of disease and the inexorable advance of age render their verdict,” and the senator has decided to end medical treatment.

McCain has been absent from Washington since last December.

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