McCain biopsy shows no cancer

posted at 7:15 pm on July 29, 2008 by Ed Morrissey

Yesterday, the news that John McCain’s dermatologist removed a “mole-like” spot from the candidate’s cheek set off a round of wild speculation about the return of his skin cancer.  Today, the Mayo Clinic threw cold water on the fire, as noted in a McCain campaign release:

Michael Yardley, Chair of Public Affairs at the Mayo Clinic, today issued the following statement:

“Senator McCain visited the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona, yesterday for a routine check of his dermatological health. The biopsy that was performed did not show any evidence of skin cancer. No further treatment is necessary.”

After having survived skin cancer, doctors will generally remove anything that looks remotely suspicious and have it tested.  The removal doesn’t automatically indicate a recurrence, and in this case the tissue was benign.


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Good news!

forest on July 29, 2008 at 7:18 PM

Speculation is the Mother of ALL FU’s!

I can’t wait for things like this to blow up. At least it is good he doesn’t have cancer again.

upinak on July 29, 2008 at 7:20 PM

There will be a lot of disappointed leftards.

Buford Gooch on July 29, 2008 at 7:21 PM

Good for him.

Frozen Tex on July 29, 2008 at 7:21 PM

I think they need to biopsy that thing beside Obama’s nose.

RushBaby on July 29, 2008 at 7:22 PM

There is a God.

1GooDDaDDy on July 29, 2008 at 7:22 PM

Thank God,McCain’s back to a clean bill of health,
okay Lib’s,give it your best shot,whats next!:)

canopfor on July 29, 2008 at 7:23 PM

I wonder how the Daily KO’s is celebrating the good news?

Seven Percent Solution on July 29, 2008 at 7:24 PM

I think they need to biopsy that thing beside Obama’s nose.

RushBaby on July 29, 2008 at 7:22 PM

Pardon me sir/madam that happens to be his ears.

1GooDDaDDy on July 29, 2008 at 7:25 PM

. The biopsy that was performed did not show any evidence of skin cancer. No further treatment is necessary.”

What a relief for the McCain family and the Senator. Mazel Tov!

Branch Rickey on July 29, 2008 at 7:26 PM

I wonder how many at Huffpost,and Kos
were already lacing up their tap dancing
shoes for McCain,like they did for Tony
Snow!

canopfor on July 29, 2008 at 7:27 PM

Still healthy [and still old and cranky].

MB4 on July 29, 2008 at 7:28 PM

Pardon me sir/madam that happenes to be his ears.

1GooDDaDDy on July 29,2008 at 7:25PM.

1GooDDaDDy:Well excuse me,but I think those ears
need to be tested!haha:)

canopfor on July 29, 2008 at 7:33 PM

Evidently it’s hard to take the high road.

Dave Rywall on July 29, 2008 at 7:40 PM

Good news; glad to hear he’s well.

emailnuevo on July 29, 2008 at 7:52 PM

Despite the really good news, I’m still concerned about long term memory [LTM] and short term memory [STM], as they’re related.

J_Gocht on July 29, 2008 at 7:55 PM

Dave Rywall on July 29, 2008 at 7:40 PM

Drywall, this is just to remind you that in 98 days the name will change to PRESIDENT ( -elect ) John McCain

You and MB4 can………..do whatever it is that people like you do when you lose

Janos Hunyadi on July 29, 2008 at 7:57 PM

It’s always better to take the high road.
No need to point out hypothetical low roads.
I’m just sayin’.

Dave Rywall on July 29, 2008 at 8:05 PM

Glad it was not malignant. However, that spot they removed was the last conservative vestige on his body.

Valiant on July 29, 2008 at 8:13 PM

Glad it was not malignant. However, that spot they removed was the last conservative vestige on his body.

I think he’s got some broken bones that strongly tilt to the right (if you know what I mean).

SteveMG on July 29, 2008 at 8:19 PM

MB4, J_Gocsh, Dave drywall…all disappointed…awwwwww

right2bright on July 29, 2008 at 8:25 PM

I don’t care what anyone says, John S. McCain is one tough sonofabitch and he will make a MUCH better C-i-C then Barak of Obama.

carbon_footprint on July 29, 2008 at 8:33 PM

John S. McCain: One tough SOB.
Barak of Obama: pussy POS.

carbon_footprint on July 29, 2008 at 8:34 PM

Good to hear. Cancer really sucks, and I’m glad he doesn’t have it.

Sekhmet on July 29, 2008 at 8:44 PM

that happens to be his ears.

1GooDDaDDy on July 29, 2008 at 7:25 PM

Spike! High Five.

RushBaby on July 29, 2008 at 8:56 PM

right2bright – wtf is your problem? I’m not disappointed.

You clearly didn’t understand my post. That’s okay. I’m sure there are times when you understand things.

Dave Rywall on July 29, 2008 at 9:07 PM

Cancer sux.

Stupid Sun.

Squid Shark on July 29, 2008 at 9:24 PM

The left never ceases to amaze me — they celebrate “diversity” in theory only. Instead of “Wow, what a resilient man McCain is, he’s been through so much and has demonstrated courage,” they say, “Oh no, he’s to old, he’s sick” bla bla bla.

The lack of self-awareness on the left is simply unbelievable.

Richard Romano on July 29, 2008 at 9:45 PM

I wish Johnny MAc the best of health.

I will not vote for him, but I wish him a long, healthy life.

To the end.

Talon on July 29, 2008 at 11:23 PM