Televangelist Robert Schuller Diagnosed With Esophageal Cancer

Doctors have diagnosed Robert H. Schuller with life-threatening cancer and said that with treatment he could live another two years, his family has announced.

Robert-Schuller

The Rev. Robert H. Schuller preaches at the Crystal Cathedral in 1997. (credit: Los Angeles Times)

The 89-year-old has a life-threatening growth in his esophagus, said his daughter, Sheila Schuller Coleman, who shared the news first with worshipers during a sermon in late August. Physicians initially told her father he had three months to live.

In follow-up exams, an oncologist advised Schuller that although the cancer had spread to his lymph nodes, “he is a good candidate for chemotherapy and radiation treatment that could extend his life for another two years,” according to an online update via the Hope Center of Christ, the church headed by Schuller Coleman.

Schuller, once one of America’s most prominent evangelical preachers, rose to fame as the founder of the Crystal Cathedral  and the face and voice of the “Hour of Power” television program.

Click here to read the full story on LATimes.com.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s