Senator John McCain Dies of Glioblastoma

Sen. John McCain died exactly nine years after his friend Sen. Ted Kennedy — and of exactly the same thing: Glioblastoma, the deadly brain cancer often caused by pulsed, data-modulated, Radio-frequency Electromagnetic Microwave Radiation (RF-EMR) from Cellular telephones and infrastructure: Close Proximity Microwave Radiation Antenna – Wireless Telecommunications Facilities (CPMRA-WTFs).

  • New York Post: McCain and Ted Kennedy died of the same cancer – exactly 9 years apart
  • Daily Beast: John McCain’s Brain Cancer, Glioblastoma, Is Nearly Impossible to Treat
  • Arizona Republic: What is Glioblastoma, the cancer that killed McCain?

See also Glioblastoma Deaths in Washington, DC

No one will ever forget that McCain, just a few days after undergoing surgery to remove as much of his brain tumor as possible (a deadly Glioblastoma), on Fri 7/21/17, shortly before 2 a.m., McCain voted against against a “skinny” plan to repeal parts of the Affordable Care Act.Several days later, McCain delivered an impassioned speech to encourage bi-Partisan health legislation, going forward.

Glioblastoma Facts

  • The median survival rate (a measure of how long patients on the treatment tend to survive) is 14.6 months
  • The percentage of people alive five years after receiving the diagnosis, is just 10%
  • Glioblastoma also killed Senator Ted Kennedy, Vice President Joe Biden’s son, 46-year old Beau Biden, and the CA Senate’s own beloved Ira Ruskin, who lasted only three years after his diagnosis

McCain’s prognosis for his Glioblastoma was not good. McCain told 60 Minutes:

“They said that it’s very serious. That the prognosis is very, very serious. Some say three percent, some say 14 percent. You know, it’s a very poor prognosis”

We need to learn from John McCain. You might be surprised that John McCain was the only Republican Senator (and only one of five Senators) who voted against the Federal 1996 Telecommunications Act.

Here is what John McCain said in 2003, in the Congressional record, about the 1996 Telecommunications Act:

“Whether we agree with them or not, the FCC’s actions are a direct result of the direction given to it by Congress in the Telecommunications Act of 1996, which should have been called ‘The Leave No Lobbyist Behind Act of 1996.’ . . . I voted against it because I thought it was an outrageous exercise of lobbying power and special interest power and would have enormous unintended as well as intended consequences; and the unintended consequences we are dealing with today . . .

In fact, the court — I think very appropriately — characterized the 1996 act’s deregulatory tone as not subtle but quite explicit, likening it to ‘Farragut’s order at the battle of Mobile Bay– Damn the torpedoes! Full speed ahead.’ That is how the court described the 1996 deregulatory act.”

Ken Alltucker, Arizona Republic | Original article here:

GLIOBLASTOMA emerges from tissue cells in the brain itself, spreading like an interlocking network of tiny fingers with such speed that pinpointing treatment is chasing a moving target.

It stimulates the abnormal growth of blood vessels around itself to assure it is well fed. And even if the main body of cancerous tissue is removed and the patient is treated with radiation or chemotherapy, a few hard-to-reach cells multiply, divide and grow stronger.

Then the whole process starts again.

This is glioblastoma, the most aggressive of all tumors originating in the brain.

And though researchers have moved forward during the past decade in understanding this deadly brain tumor, the type Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. died from, remains incredibly difficult to halt.
Understanding improves, but progress slow

There has been little progress in developing new U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved drugs since McCain’s former Senate colleague, Ted Kennedy, succumbed to the same type of brain cancer in 2009. And it remains deadly: Half of patients with glioblastoma die within 15 months .

Doctors are constantly testing new drugs and drug combinations to slow the growth of these tumors after standard treatments of radiation and chemotherapy have failed.

Nader Sanai, a neurosurgeon at Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix and director of its Brain Tumor Research Center.

“Obviously, this (McCain’s) is a similar situation to Senator Kennedy’s. That was 10 years ago and the field has advanced, though in this day and age, it’s still difficult. Most experimental drugs are ineffective in reaching the area of the brain that you need to reach. The brain is designed to keep drugs out.”

Medical researchers are pressing ahead with clinical trials testing dozens of drugs, drug combinations and unique methods of delivering therapies to tumors. In Arizona alone, there are 13 clinical trials recruiting patients with glioblastoma, according to the federal government’s website.

One of the foremost problems: Finding a workable drug that can reach the tumor. The brain is protected by a membrane called the blood-brain barrier that protects it and the central nervous system.

Our society is addicted to cell phones, despite a doubling of the rate of cell phone related brain tumors to 1 in 12,000. In addition the chronic all-body exposures to pulsed, data-modulated, Radio-frequency Electromagnetic Microwave Radiation (RF-EMR) wireless devices, Wi-Fi and cell towers is associated with MANY CANCERS as shown in the $25 million, 19-year NIEHS study by the National Toxicology Program: Studies of Cell Phone Radio Frequency Radiation on Rats and Mice.

One can turn off one’s cell phone, but CANNOT turn off the neighbor’s wi-fi, the city’s Wi-fi or any 4G/5G cell towers.

We should recognize the growing list famous people who have had tumors

  • Attorney Johnny Cochran — died from Glioblastoma
  • Singer Cherlyl Crow — Breast Cancer and Brain Tumor
  • Basketball player Lebron James — Salivary Gland Tumor
  • Senator Ted Kennedy — died from Glioblastoma
  • Attorney Beau Biden (son of Vice President Joe Biden) — died from Glioblastoma
  • Senator John McCain — melanomas and died from Glioblastoma

John McCain’s Glioblastoma

While we all have been talking about McCain’s Glioblastoma – it seems that we forgot to think about that lump he used to have on the left side of hist face, summarized in an NPR article:

  • McCain had 4 melanomas removed since 1993 and the last one in 2002.

  • In 2000 he underwent an operation because of an invasive melanoma above his left ear – again a location associated with cell phone use.

  • In that operation, the doctors also removed the lump in the area of his left cheek. They removed a section of skin that was 2.2mm thick and 2cm across. They also removed a 6cm patch of skin

  • The operation also involved the removal of the parotid salivary gland and 33 lymph nodes in the senator’s neck

McCain’s invasive melanoma was above his left ear, where he held his cell phone. The lump in his left cheek developed exactly where his cell phone was held and then he developed the Glioblastoma — all on the left side.

This picture leaves no doubt as to what likely caused his tumors:

When considering the fate of John McCain and the effects of cell phone use & RF microwave radiation exposures, we can cite the following facts:

  1. McCain had a melanoma above his left ear
  2. McCain had a lump on his left cheek – an internal skin growth – again in the area where he held his cell phone.
  3. McCain had a salivary gland on his left side removed.
  4. McCain had 33 lymph nodes on the left side of his neck removed.
  5. McCain had and died from a Glioblastoma — again on the left side.
  6. McCain was left handed.
  7. McCain had 2 cell towers installed on his property.
  8. Sen. Ted Kennedy and Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden (Joe Biden’s son) also died from Glioblastomas and both told people in their families that cell phone RF microwave radiation exposure caused their cancer.
  9. McCain died on the same day as Senator Kennedy, 9 years later.