COMIC book creator George Perez is widely known for his work on Teen Titans, Crisis on Infinite Earths and more.
On December 7, 2021 George Perez revealed heartbreaking news about his cancer diagnosis via Facebook.
What type of cancer does artist George Perez have?
The comic book creator announced his diagnosis on Tuesday via Facebook, revealing he has terminal cancer.
Perez announced he was diagnosed with stage III pancreatic cancer.
“On November 29th I received confirmation that, after undergoing surgery for a blockage in my liver, I have Stage 3 Pancreatic Cancer,” Perez shared on the private Art of George Pérez Facebook page.
He went on to reveal his life expectancy and how he felt about his treatment.
“It is surgically inoperable and my estimated life expectancy is between 6 months to a year,” he wrote.
“I have been given the option of chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy, but after weighing all the variables and assessing just how much of my remaining days would be eaten up by doctor visits, treatments, hospital stays and dealing with the often stressful and frustrating bureaucracy of the medical system, I’ve opted to just let nature take its course and I will enjoy whatever time I have left as fully as possible with my beautiful wife of 40 years, my family, my friends and my fans.”
The comic book creator also revealed he will be making a public Facebook page where fans can reach him easier.
The Facebook page name will be @TheGeorgePerez where fans and Perez can connect.
What else has Perez said about his diagnosis?
Perez reassured fans that he would be issuing refund for sketches that they may have ordered as he will be unable to finish them.
He wishes to set up a final book signing so that he and his fans can have a proper goodbye.
“I just want to be able to say goodbye with smiles as well as tears,” the post read.
He noted that he didn’t enjoy writing this announcement especially during the holiday season. However, he noted he is feeling in the holiday spirit.
“This is not a message I enjoyed writing, especially during the Holiday Season, but, oddly enough, I’m feeling the Christmas spirit more now than I have in many years,” he wrote.
“Maybe it’s because I am enveloped in the loving arms of so many who love me as much as I love them. It’s quite uplifting to be told that you’ve led a good life, that you’ve brought joy to so many lives and that you’ll be leaving this world a better place because you were part of it. To paraphrase Lou Gehrig: ‘Some people may think I got a bad break, but today, I feel like the luckiest man on the face of the Earth,'” Perez concluded.
The final line in the announcement read “Take care of yourselves-and thank you,” and he signed off with his name with the date.
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