On Wednesday, July 12, 2017 John was diagnosed with advanced stage small cell lung cancer with a tumor plus lymph node metastases and began palliative care. John had his first round of chemotherapy July 17-19 and second August 7-9. On August 28 CT scan results showed the tumor reduced in size so chemo continued August 28-30. Participation in a research study began to investigate the genes in his tumor to help his oncology medical director, a research physician, assess enrolling him in a clinical trial. Further chemo is scheduled for September 19-21 with a PET scan outcome anticipated early October. We created this Caring Bridge website to keep friends and family updated on his progress. Please keep John and his family in your thoughts and blessings as they travel this journey.