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Meghan McCain shares photo of Sen. John McCain at Arizona home

Feb 18, 2018, 12:35 PM | Updated: Mar 1, 2018, 3:25 pm

PHOENIX — Meghan McCain, the daughter of U.S. Sen. John McCain, posted a photo of her father for the first time since he went home just before the holidays due to a viral infection.

The father-daughter duo spent the weekend in Cornville, Arizona, where the family has owned a cabin for more than three decades.

Meghan had posted other photos of her father since the holidays, but they were older photos from earlier visits and her wedding to Ben Domenech.

Other Arizona politicians also expressed their delight at again seeing the senator in public view.

Cindy McCain, the senator’s wife, traveled to Munich, Germany, to accept the Ewald von Kleist Award — an annual award given to those who have significantly contributed to international peace and conflict resolution — on her husband’s behalf.

The Arizona Republican has spent the last several months mostly out of the spotlight after he was hospitalized in December for a viral infection while battling brain cancer.

McCain has been battling glioblastoma, a rare and aggressive form of brain cancer, since he was first diagnosed last summer.

Doctors found a second tumor in his brain back in November. The discovery came just weeks after McCain tore his Achilles tendon.

The typical survival period after a diagnosis is 12 to 15 months, though a small percentage live longer than five years.

The senator called his prognosis “very poor” in a September interview with “60 Minutes.”

“The prognosis is very, very serious,” McCain said. “Some say 3 percent, some say 14 percent. It’s a very poor prognosis. So, I just said, ‘I understand, now we’re going to do what we can, get the best doctors we can find, and do the best we can.’ And, at the same time, celebrate with gratitude a life well-lived.”

McCain was expected to return to the Senate in January, but that did not happen.

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