McCain, a political commentator and co-host of ABC’s “The View,” has used her perch to take on President Donald Trump for his repeated attacks on her father, as well his policies and rhetoric.
She told Glamour magazine the devastating diagnosis has caused her to approach life as her father did: unafraid.
“My father is the sun in my universe,” McCain, 33, told the magazine. “He’s the absolute center.”
She travels back and forth from New York to Cornville, where the six-term senator has remained since December. She plans on returning later this month, after celebrating her honeymoon with conservative pundit Ben Domenech.
Last month marked one year since the senator’s diagnosis of glioblastoma, an aggressive and typically lethal form of brain cancer.
Sen. John McCain was hospitalized in early April with diverticulitis, an intestinal issue. Republic reporter Craig Harris reports from Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix. Michael Chow/azcentral.com
McCain, 81, and those closest to him have not publicly revealed his long-term medical prognosis.
The median survival time for glioblastoma patients who have surgery and standard treatment is 15 to 16 months.
He has acknowledged his doctors gave him a "very poor prognosis" and that, in addition to getting treatment, he has been trying to "celebrate, with gratitude, a life well-lived."
His daughter cannot imagine a world without him, she told Glamour.
“He’s the last person who needs to be sick now because I so need him here, fighting for all the things that we believe in,” she says. “I’m scared of America without him.”
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