Almost his entire adult life, pastor Scott Erdman has been battling the clusters of cancerous cells that, he says, ravaged his body.
First, while still a young man, he had a malignant lump removed from his armpit. Years later, he developed
… three brain tumors, all in highly sensitive areas of the brain,
one of which was “the size of an orange.” The surgery to remove the tumors was successful,
… but Erdman began having seizures unexpectedly. The first grand mal seizure, the type that involves physical seizing of the body, occurred while he was driving.
He and fellow motorists survived.
Two years after his brain surgery, another tumor appeared. Fortunately, the imaging technology had improved enough so that doctors were able to find the brain tumor, remove it, and have Erdman out of the hospital in two days. …
Cancer returned in 1994, and Erdman had to have his left kidney, spleen, part of his pancreas, and some lymph nodes removed.