Meet John Mathis Jr. – Salish Cancer Center’s Courage Award Recipient

In December 2018 Mr. Mathis was diagnosed with an aggressive B cell lymphoma and began treatment at Salish Cancer Center and completed his first round of treatment in June of 2019 which put him in remission.

During his follow-up imaging a mass was detected in one of his lungs and was diagnosed to have “non-small cell lung cancer” (NSCLC).  He underwent chemotherapy and radiation followed by immunotherapy which he completed on March 31,2021 achieving a complete response to his lung cancer.

He has kept a very positive mindset and strong spiritual faith throughout it all

~ Shawna Smith, Salish Cancer Center’s Nurse Practitioner.  

Mr. Mathis continued to work during his treatments while also dealing with other vascular and cardiac issues. “He has kept a very positive mindset and strong spiritual faith throughout it all,” says Shawna Smith, Salish Cancer Center’s Nurse Practitioner.  

We congratulate Mr. Mathis’s strength and perseverance throughout his cancer treatments.  Learn more about the variety of treatments we offer: www.salishcancercenter.com/treatments/