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Bev Cancer Update 7.2.13

My wife, Bev, and I met with her oncologist this afternoon to learn if her breast cancer has metastasized to her bones. There was good news and there was challenging news.

Many of you have joined us in praying that the spots on her pelvis and spine would not be cancer, or if it is, that the breast cancer would only be attacking the bone. He confirmed that it is the breast cancer and that the only place it is in evidence is in the bone. The strength of the bones have been compromised, but they can recover much of the lost strength.

The doctor also told us that this cancer is never completely eradicated. According to him, the best we can hope for is that the cancer would go into remission and there is a very high likelihood this will occur.

We have been overwhelmed with the prayers, encouragement and the helpful counsel of so many of you personally.

Bev is going to fight this cancer three ways: (1) Spiritually, by prayer, staying in God’s word, meditating on His promises and love, and staying connecting to her family and friends. (2) Medicine, by using the best doctors and treatments available. (3) Alternative treatments, by eating a really healthy diet and getting good advice on how to strengthen her immune system.

Sooooooo, the initial treatment will be medication designed to block the estrogen dominate cancer, and radiation of the pelvis area which is scheduled to begin July 3rd. We are praying that the side effects will be minimal.

We are both fatigued from the emotion of this day. But we are completely at peace. One of our favorite passages in all the Bible is Philippians 4:6-7, “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.”

If you would like to follow Bev’s progress you can facebook her at Beverly Dayton.

And in a few days we will post at a chapter I authored a couple of years ago about how to handle a crisis God’s way. Bev and I have been through a number of crises in our 42 years of marriage: birth of special needs child who died at age 11, unwanted career change, death of our parents, and Bev’s two bouts with breast cancer, to name a few. Through them all, we can say without hesitation – God is absolutely faithful to be with us every step of the way.

Consider what Paul wrote in 2 Corinthians 4:17, “Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what us unseen, since what is seen is temporal, but what is unseen is eternal.”

Love in the healer, Jesus!

Howard Dayton 

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  1. I am so inspired by your post on the update of your wife, especially on the 3 ways that you all are fighting. They are in order. My wife and I are praying for you all.

  2. Thank you for telling us how the appointment went.  I’m sure we’re all encouraged by the hope that was expressed by the doctor.  I have read that there are 365 references in God’s Word that say “fear not”.  One for every day of the year.  “The Lord is on my side; I will not fear.  What can man do to me?” Ps. 118:6  Praying with you every day.


  3. Dear Howard, my heart and prayers go out to you and your wife Bev. Although I myself do not have cancer, we all know someone who has similar illness. Lately, I have been attending local chiropractor in Lake Mary, due to pain in my back. During my appointments and attending health workshops through Dr. Yachter, I have gained much knowledge about how human body works to heal itself, with proper diet and care. Perhaps their office could help you and Bev make decisions and choices about your next steps to take. Please know that your family is in all of our thoughts and prayers daily. Feel free to contact me, with any questions you may have, as we all learn to help one another, rely on God. — 2 Corinthians 1:2-11 NIV
    Steve Oliver. 407-383-4608

  4. You are all in our constant prayers. We love you guys.

  5. This is good news…Jesus hears our Prayers for your family. He is the Rod and thy Staff.

  6. Howard: Thanks for the update and usual transparency of your life. You and Bev have been dear friends and ministry partners since 1989. Many people start a deep prayer life when life gets tough…for you two it is simply a continuation of a lifestyle that has impacted many of us. Praying with you and for you.

  7. Howard, please do this for me,go on line to Dr Richard Becker, order organic noni juice it will help with the side effects of radiation and or chemo get his phone number and tell him about Bev, he is a cancer survisor. It will be the best call you ever make. I care for you and Bev and I want the best for her.

  8. Howard and Bev……praying for you! I’m crazy about you!! thom

  9. This article has brought tears and peace. I have messaged a 26 yr. young man of God Called to Prison Ministry your web address and article but also the verses to read the Peace within. I have been Blessed by receiving email posts of Bev’s “Progress”. Thank you for being Warrior’s for Jesus in the midst of your pain. Your Journal will help all of us. Isaiah 41:10

  10. Organic peppermint oil helps with nausea. You can buy it at Praying for you. God bless you both.

    1. Thank you so much for your prayers and concern Katie 🙂

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