Monroe officer shares story to offer hope to Sen. McCain

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A western Connecticut man is sharing his survival story after hearing that Sen. John McCain was diagnosed with brain cancer.

Andy Wall, an officer with the Monroe Police Department, recently underwent a clinical trial with immunotherapy that helped him battle glioblastoma. He recently found out that he is in remission.

Wall knows he is lucky and says he hopes that the Arizona senator will be able to return to the Senate.

"I feel for him, I know what he is facing," Wall says. "It's a rough battle and I wish him well. I am sure he is going to get the best medical treatment there is."

Dr. Ken Lipow, chief of neurosurgery at Bridgeport Hospital, told News 12 that glioblastomas are challenging because they invade brain tissue near the tumor. However, he also says that people are living with the disease longer now because of new treatments. 

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