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Tim Keller Cancer Update: Recent Scan ‘Was Extremely Encouraging’

Tim Keller cancer update

UPDATED June 14, 2021: The former senior pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church Tim Keller posted an update regarding his pancreatic cancer treatment on Sunday, letting his Twitter followers know that his latest scan in May showed encouraging results.

Keller said that he is “very, well, writing, speaking (via zoom), and enjoying my grandchildren.” Thanking everyone for praying, Keller shared that he has been using a less-aggressive chemotherapy and that scans show no cancer growth.

During a recent surgery, Keller had “several nodules” removed because they hadn’t changed in size for nine months. The only cancer that remains visible at this time is a tumor on his pancreas. Keller said he is praying the tumor will shrink away to nothing or not grow.

Please continue to pray for Tim Keller and his family.

Read Tim Keller’s full update below:

“Cancer Update: I had a scan in May that was extremely encouraging, showing no cancer growth under less aggressive chemotherapy. A surgery at the end of May removed several nodules that had remained unchanged for 9 months. At this point the only visible cancer is the primary tumor on the pancreas. We are praying that it will decrease to the point of invisibility or remain unchanged. In any event, we want to glorify God by “running the race set before us with perseverance.” (Hebrews 12:1-2. All while we know that he is always loving, wise, and good. Meanwhile I am very well, writing, speaking (via zoom) and enjoying my grandchildren. Thanks so much for continuing to pray!”


ChurchLeaders original article written on February 16, 2021, below.

Counterfeit Gods author and world-renowned theologian Tim Keller shared another encouraging update on Friday regarding his battle with pancreatic cancer that he began treatment for in May 2020.

Keller, who recently said in an interview that his greatest fear isn’t death but regressing spiritually, posted on Twitter giving honor to God for those faithfully praying for him.

He said that he has only experienced “mild side effects” from the the 14 rounds of chemotherapy he’s received so far. The side effects include some neuropathy in his hands and feet. As he continues his treatment with a less aggressive form of chemotherapy, Keller reports his latest scans show “significant decrease in size and number of tumors.”

“What the future holds I do not know,” the retired pastor said, “but we will continue to trust His plan and allow Him to shepherd us along his chosen path.”

Tim Keller Cancer Update

You can read the entire update he posted on Twitter below:

By giving you an update, I want to honor God and the many who have so faithfully prayed for me during my treatment for pancreatic cancer that began last May, 2020. I was on chemotherapy for 14 rounds, and have had relatively mild side effects, although the neuropathy in my hands and feet increased over time. I’m hoping that will start to improve now that I have been downshifted to a less aggressive (and physically damaging) chemotherapy.

Since May I have had three CT scans—in August, November and last Monday, February 8. The first two scans each showed a significant decrease in size and number of tumors. The February scan also showed that in an area that had previously had numerous nodules there are now none visible.

This is excellent news, so we are rejoicing that God has worked through your prayers and chemotherapy to accomplish so much. What the future holds I do not know, but we will continue to trust His plan and allow Him to shepherd us along his chosen path.

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