John Blackman faces a fresh cancer battle

John Blackman has taken to social media announce that he is fighting a new bout of life threatening bone cancer, this time on the top of his head.

Blackers endured a bone cancer battle four years ago  with surgeons removing his jaw in order to save his life.

On Facebook yesterday he posted about his new ordeal, saying, “Four weeks ago, I was diagnosed with a very unexpected bone cancer on the top of my noggin and the possibility of brain cancer beneath (yes, I actually do have a brain). This was the same aggressive cancer that took my jaw four years ago.

“Happily, the cancer (if there is a happy side to cancer) was spreading up and down and not in multiple directions. This could have made surgery improbable.

“Following PET and CAT Scans and a radioactive MRI, my plastic surgeon Frank consulted with my neuro surgeon, Patrick and together they devised a plan of attack. Both are eminent in their fields and professionally precise who have worked on several similar surgeries together. They were very confident of success.”

 Ten days after surgery the cancer infected bone is now gone, replaced with a titanium mesh cover and the brain biopsies taken during surgery are clear.

John will begin six weeks of radiotherapy in the next week.