In the February of 2015, John Concannon was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer. John had just finished battling through two consecutive collapsed lungs when the devastating news hit. With a great team of doctors by his side and the unwavering support of family and friends, John successfully charged through six months of chemotherapy and went into remission in late 2015.
John was admitted to the hospital for the last time the day before Thanksgiving, and he peacefully passed on Saturday, November 26th at 7:10pm while he was surrounded by his wife, two sons, mother, siblings, and extended family.
The type of cancer John had is called Signet Ring Cell Adenocarcinoma. It is a rare and aggressive type of cancer that affects less than 1% of all Colon Cancer patients. Because of its rarity, this type of cancer is not researched as much as the more common forms of Colon Cancer.
Our goal is to raise $10,000. Please join our effort to help research this rare form of cancer, your contribution will go directly to the Cleveland Hospital in Ohio where Dr. Markowitz and his team of researchers are working on it. For more details you can go to: https://www.uhhospitals.org/for-clinicians/articles-and-news/articles/2019/02/group-at-uh-leading-pioneering-genomic-research-into-signet-ring-colon-cancer