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Biopsy Result: McCain's Spot Not Cancer

By Michael D. Shear
The biopsy of a spot removed from Sen. John McCain's right cheek was negative, indicating no presence of cancer, doctors at the Mayo Clinic said in a statement released by McCain's presidential campaign Tuesday evening.

A spot had been noticed on his cheek during a routine exam Monday and a biopsy was ordered. McCain has battled skin cancer for years, undergoing surgery in 2000 to remove lymph nodes after a malignant growth was discovered on his temple.

Tuesday's statement by Michael Yardley, Chair of Public Affairs at the Mayo Clinic, said that "no further treatment is necessary."

By Web Politics Editor  |  July 29, 2008; 7:28 PM ET
Categories:  John McCain  
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Thank God, we sure don't want mcBush to keel over before November 4th.....after that, who cares.

Posted by: pj451 | July 30, 2008 8:53 AM | Report abuse

McCain is as old as the trees outside my home, sometimes the "bark" flakes off...

Cindy needs to spend some of her cahs on her man...maybe a trip to the suntanners may help.

.or cause a fire this man is so brittle when you shake his hand his knuckles pop..

Posted by: AlexP1 | July 30, 2008 7:57 AM | Report abuse

I hope that people will avoid posting vicious, nasty comments about McCain here. Let's stick to the evident facts: His health continues to be a major concern. He is a 72 y/o survivor of melanoma, an aggressive cancer that often recurs. His frequent factual errors cause one to be concerned about his mental acuity.
McCain's pledges to run a respectful campaign lasted about as long as it took for Obama to show signs of being in the lead. Then he quickly turned the page of the usual Republican playbook to the page written by Karl Rove and the Swiftboaters. Watch for more subtle racism. How can Obama be a real American? (Psst - did you notice that he's BLACK? well, half black.)
But, please, Obama supporters, don't get down in the primordial slime with these guys. You're supposed to have evolved, remember?

Posted by: colton | July 30, 2008 7:22 AM | Report abuse

Thank the stars that old man McCain's growth wasn't cancer. Now, was the "spot" leprosy? Let's get a truthful answer doctors!

Posted by: No Big C | July 30, 2008 1:25 AM | Report abuse

Justwondering- Sorry, but I envision no such thing!

President Mitt Romney, will be there to enforce our LAWS! THAT, is the Job, as ordained by the Constitution, of the POTUS!

Why? I mean WHY? Anyone would elect a Barry, or a McAmnesty, who have BOTH declared a reluctance to do the JOB they are going to swear on OATH to DO-While admitting THEY are NOT going TO DO!, is completely beyond me!

McAmnesty needs to commit his FINAL Gaffe, SOON!

When he announces PAWLENTY, or CRIST,;

ROMNEY/ Keyes or Huckleberry gets wings!

ENOUGH, of the BS! ;~)

HOW? How in the fringin H-Double Hockey-sticks, did a RINO win the Nomination? :-(

Posted by: RAT-The | July 30, 2008 12:45 AM | Report abuse

So do you think Mitt's going to be there to wipe McCain's face in the Fall? Or maybe Tancredo?

Don't think there are enough wipes to keep McCain away from La Raza.

Posted by: Just wondering | July 29, 2008 11:30 PM | Report abuse

WEBMD says
Mild memory loss is common in people older than 60. It may not mean that you have Alzheimer's disease. But if your memory is getting worse, see your doctor. If it is Alzheimer's, treatment may help. The risk of getting Alzheimer's disease increases as you get older. But this does not mean that everyone will get it. By age 85, about 35 out of 100 of people have some form of dementia. That means 65 out 100 don't have it. Dementia is rare before age 60. " 15% of people John McCain's age have Alzheimer's.
McCain never gets tested for incipient Alzheimer's. HE DOESNT WANT TO KNOW.

Posted by: Anonymous | July 29, 2008 11:17 PM | Report abuse

If we ever get free universal health care then I'm going to demand free universal food!!! We can't have one without the other. Medicine is necessary and so is food! So is water! We should get free water also! Free homes as well! Why should we pay for these things? These are our God given rights to have these things for free! I want my hard earned money to be taxed so the government will spend my money more wisely than I ever could!!!! Thank God for government!

Posted by: Adam | July 29, 2008 11:13 PM | Report abuse

Doubtful after all so "open" release of his med records not long ago which they felt they had to guard like it was gold, that this is the whole story.

More important is the possible signs of dementa he is showing.

wish there was some real investigative reporting on his condition before the election.

Posted by: vicki | July 29, 2008 10:54 PM | Report abuse

Way to keep it going! Wait an hour and repost the story with the headline, "Spot on mole-like skin not a sign of senility".

Posted by: in awe | July 29, 2008 10:54 PM | Report abuse

I am an Obama supporter but I am relieved and happy that John McCain had a positive outcome.

Posted by: eSPO | July 29, 2008 10:52 PM | Report abuse

so he doesn't have skin cancer. That really made my day.

Posted by: Patrick | July 29, 2008 10:49 PM | Report abuse

Further proof there is NO god. If there was a god, this spot would have turned out to be cancerous and killed the evil racist McCain, thus saving the lives of thousands of Iraqis and Americans. But what kind of God keeps the evil McCain alive, whose policies will kill thousands of innocent civilians? It blows your mind.

Posted by: playa | July 29, 2008 10:20 PM | Report abuse

It must be nice to have great medical coverage where one can get biopsy results within 48 hrs.

It is too bad feels that McCain feels that all Americans are not entitled to this type of medical care.

Posted by: Obama-Junkie | July 29, 2008 10:17 PM | Report abuse

Doctor's determined that the spot taken from McCain's face was not cancerous. But the rest of him is.

Posted by: Yes, but ... | July 29, 2008 9:51 PM | Report abuse

Isn't it "Ducky" that while the top 2 million Government officials get A+ medical treatment, at taxpayer's expense, few of those officials would support a fair and equatable national heatlh program for the masses, nor do they have a plan for repairing the spiraling upward cost of health care.

Posted by: Larry Wolford | July 29, 2008 9:17 PM | Report abuse

I am glad McCain gets such good medical care, paid for with our tax dollars. It is a shame he doesn't support extending that coverage to tens of millions of Americans who have no coverage, or the tens of millions more who discover when they are ill that many expenses are not covered. Go Obama.

Posted by: Chuck | July 29, 2008 8:53 PM | Report abuse

Forensic Studies should reveal that it was left there, when he was kissing La-Raza's "Democrat Mascot"!

Play with that stuff too long, and it winds up on your Face!(And hands) :-(

Posted by: RAT-The | July 29, 2008 7:46 PM | Report abuse

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