Huge News! It’s Not Cancer

I just got a message from my doctor saying that the growth that had to have a biopsy came back benign! Thank you all so very much for your prayers over the past week. This is a huuuuuuge relief. Phew. The doctor said it is:

“Not a wart or calcium build-up or cancer. Just a built up mass on your toe. No need to worry now that we know what it is. We can remove it if it ever starts to bother you.”

Much love.

About Andrew Marin

Andrew Marin is President and Founder of The Marin Foundation ( He is author of the award winning book Love Is an Orientation (2009), its interactive DVD curriculum (2011), and recently an academic ebook titled Our Last Option: How a New Approach to Civility can Save the Public Square (2013). Andrew is a regular contributor to a variety of media outlets and frequently lectures at universities around the world. Since 2010 Andrew has been asked by the United Nations to advise their various agencies on issues of bridging opposing worldviews, civic engagement, and theological aspects of reconciliation. For twelve years he lived in the LGBT Boystown neighborhood of Chicago, and is currently based St. Andrews, Scotland, where he is teaching and researching at the University of St. Andrews earning his PhD in Constructive Theology with a focus on the Theology of Culture. Andrew's research centers on the cultural, political, and religious dynamics of reconciliation. Andrew is married to Brenda, and you can find him elsewhere on Twitter (@Andrew_Marin), Facebook (AndrewMarin01), and Instagram (@andrewmarin1).

  • Andrew A

    Glad to hear that you got some good news, Andrew!

    Grace and Peace.

  • shane

    Thanks for sharing! Been praying for you…

  • Eugene

    Yay! No cancer! Good news! :)

  • Jon Trouten

    I knew it. Congrats! :)

  • stephen

    awesome! so how worried were you?

    • Andrew Marin

      I knew that a 10-15% chance meant it unlikely. But I’ll sure tell you that 15% is quite scary in comparrison to 0-5%. 15% is like a 1 in 6 chance. I just tried not to think about it. I was quite optimistic though – just a little worried.. I feel very, very relieved now :)

  • Steve Yoder

    Glad that even your glitches are special, Andrew! Great news…now you can breath easily again…God bless you. And Brenda, too, of course!

  • Bruce

    Breat news bro!!!!!
    Celebrate life!

  • Linda

    Hooray! We’re so glad to hear the good news.

  • Andrew Marin


  • Shawn

    Amen, Andrew! Praise Jesus!!

  • Mrs T

    PTL! Can we celebrate with a soccer game sometime?
    But please take care of yourself! This was a friendly warning.
    ((HUGS))to all of you!

  • Nathalie A

    That’s awesome! Praise God in all things! Yay!

    mucho love!


  • Sarah C

    Yay! I’m relieved with you.