Joni Eareckson Tada Hospitalized After Cancer Treatments

ChurchLeaders | 3/28/2019 | Staff
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Joni Eareckson Tada is currently battling her second round with cancer. Yesterday, Tada’s organization, Joni and Friends, announced their founder has been hospitalized due to complications resulting from treatment for breast cancer.

“Having accomplished the series of radiation treatments for recurrence of cancer, Joni Eareckson Tada has been challenged in the weeks following with significant pain issues including most recently, difficulty with breathing,” a statement from Joni and Friends reads.

Tada - Cancer - Time - November - Year

Tada announced she was battling cancer again for the second time in November of last year. Her first cancer diagnosis occurred in 2010, and Tada underwent a mastectomy and chemotherapy. It took five years of treatment before Tada was ruled cancer-free.

Tada shared on her blog in February that the skin on her chest is wounded and causing her pain. Her doctor said she would need to hold off on radiation treatments until her skin had a chance to recuperate. “That area has been damaged so many times over the years from pressure sores and surgeries, little wonder it’s hard to mend,” Tada wrote.

Tada - Hospitalization - Concern - Inability

Now, Tada’s hospitalization brings to light a new concern. “With..the corollary inability to get the...
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