Health update from Pastor Santoro: Second Cancer Occurence

On August 7, 2015, I was diagnosed with a deadly brain cancer. After a very intense year, the power of God has been wonderfully manifest and today my brain is cancer free! The doctors are happy and my life is ever more a testimony to the wonder, power, love and faithfulness of our God and his Messiah, Yeshua.

Last month I noticed that my tonsil was very enlarged and went to the doctor to have it examined. Simplifying a long story, the end report is that I have cancer in the right tonsil and one adjoining lymph node. The doctors are certain that this attack HAS NO CONNECTION to the cancer that attacked my brain. This one is a different type and according to them it is an independent and a separate occurrence.

After lots of prayer, doctor appointments and numerous tests, we sat with a team of physicians several weeks ago to review the results and determine treatment. The tests showed there was no evidence of cancer in any other part of my body and the consensus was that I undergo seven weeks of radiation treatment on the area surrounding my right tonsil. They also assured me that the success rate for the treatment of this viral related cancer IS VERY HIGH. We anticipate that I will be beginning the treatments on or around July 10th.

Needless to say, this second cancer occurrence has been a shock for us all but we are continuing to stand in faith and believe that the enemy’s second attempt on my life will also be thwarted. We would be so blessed if you would agree with us in prayer for the eradication of this cancer. The seven weeks of radiation treatment can be very challenging physically. Please pray that the effect on my throat from the treatments will be minimalized and recovery will be quick.

In addition, the doctors say that although invisible at the present moment, there are still cancer cells in my brain that will ultimately cause another brain tumor at some point. Please join us as we declare in faith that they are invisible because THEY ARE NOT THERE!!!!!

When we look back over the past year and all that we have walked through, we are forever grateful to God for His healing power and for everyone who has stood with us in prayer. May this wonderful testimony only be expanded in the coming months!

We are certain that He has called each one of us to go forth and heal the sick through the amazing resurrection power that lives within us. By His spirit, we say NO to satan and YES to the healing power of God. Also, please pray that Jackie and I would continue in the peace, grace and rest of the Lord.

Psalm 103:2 – Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits – who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases …

Psalm 34:19 – Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all.

I Peter 2:24 – He himself bore our sins in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; “by his wounds you have been healed.”

We are so keenly aware of the depth of the spiritual warfare that is surrounding us and that it is increasing in intensity in these days. We also know that after all is said and done, the battle is the Lord’s and that we are more than conquerers in Him.

This article originally appeared in Zion’s Glory Update, June 27, 2016, and reposted with permission.