Berry being treated for cancer
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
– John Berry has been diagnosed with throat cancer, he revealed today.
Treated with antibiotics for a tonsil infection that started in November, Berry completed a 21-city Christmas tour without incident, but it never cleared up, even after a second round of antibiotics and steroids.
Berry saw an ENT in Nashville on Jan. 4 who ordered a CAT scan, which revealed what appeared to be a tumor in one of his tonsils. He went in for surgery to have both tonsils removed on six days later. While in surgery, it was found that the tumor was larger than his tonsil on one side. Doctors removed a small portion of his soft palate.
Berry had a malignant tumor on both tonsils. The expected treatment is five weeks and has over a 90 percent cure rate.
Berry and his wife, Robin, asked for help through prayers. According to his publicist, they have adopted Philippians 4:13 as their guidepost of inspiration: "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."
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