In 1981, Scott Erdman was studying to become a pastor when he was diagnosed with melanoma. Six brain tumors and multiple systemic tumors later, he has won his battle with cancer— a feat he credits to his faith and cutting-edge medical technology.
Erdman had fought cancer for nearly half his life. At age 24, he spotted the first sign of the disease: a small lump in his armpit. Doctors removed a tumor and 24 surrounding lymph nodes, and he celebrated being cancer-free for five years in spite of a three-year prognosis.