Joni Eareckson Tada Cancer Update: ‘All Clear!’

ChurchLeaders | 7/16/2019 | Staff
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Joni Eareckson Tada has exciting news: She is officially cancer-free. The author and ministry leader has had a couple of bouts with cancer, the most recent one recurring in November 2018. After several months of treatment, Eareckson Tada shares the “miraculous” news that the cancer has not returned.

“For now, we have been spared of more cancer battles. We humbly realize that may well change in the future; but for today, for now, we are rejoicing in those wonderful words from my medical oncologist: ‘all clear!” Eareckson Tada wrote in an update on her health.

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If Eareckson Tada’s words sound cautiously optimistic, it is most likely due to the fact that she has battled cancer once before, in 2010. At that time, Eareckson underwent a mastectomy and chemotherapy. The treatment lasted five years before she was considered cancer-free.

In November 2018, the 69-year-old Eareckson Tada announced a tumor had grown over the mastectomy site and that she would need to undergo treatment once again. Radiation treatments left Eareckson Tada in a weakened state. She shared on her blog in February that the skin on her chest was wounded and causing her pain. Her doctor...
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