Sen. John McCain has brain cancer, aggressive tumor surgically removed

( CNN) Sen. John McCain, 80, has been diagnosed with a primary glioblastoma, a type of psyche tumor, Mayo Clinic doctors directly involved in the senator’s care told CNN alone. The doctors pronounced instantly to CNN Chief Medical Correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta.

The senator underwent surgery to remove a blood clot on Friday at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix. Lab results from that surgery proved the presence of ability cancer associated with the blood clot.

Glioblastoma is a particularly aggressive tumor that words in the tissue of the intelligence and spinal rope, according to the American Brain Tumor Association.