John Ferrara

First post: 12/18/2016 Latest post: 2/15/2018
Thanks for being here and welcome to our CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place.  The full backstory of email updates have been archived here as one journal entry. New updates will appear at the top of the page. I'll typically post before the end of the day when we have appointments or news to share. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement.

The short version is this: In late November 2016, John was diagnosed with cancer. By mid-December they determined it was Merkel Cell Carcinoma, a version of skin cancer. He had lots of tests and on December 27th, 2016, two surgical incisions were made to remove two cancerous lymph nodes, along with 6 others that tested negative. He recovered and then had 25 doses of radiation therapy to the impacted area in March. In April, July and September, he had PET scans that showed no evidence of disease. That changed in January of 2018 when a new mass was detected in his upper chest cavity. Time to suit up!

CaringBridge is a nonprofit social network dedicated to helping family and friends communicate with and support loved ones during a health journey. Learn more about CaringBridge.

To interact with John’s website, sign in or register today.

By registering with CaringBridge, you will join over 300,000 people a day who are supporting friends and family members.

Sign In Or Register