Calvary Chapel's Smith Mulls Cancer Treatment Options

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Chuck Smith, founder and pastor of Calvary Chapel, is now considering other medical options to battle his lung cancer after his doctors advised against him having surgery.

Smith's daughter, Janette Smith Manderson, explained their decision was based on an air capacity test that showed going the surgical route could impede Smith's ability to breathe.

"Dad has several options available and we are doing research to see which treatment looks like the best fit," she wrote Monday on the Praying for Chuck Smith Facebook page.

The 84-year-old pastor, who has never been a smoker, announced his diagnosis in January.

Despite his illness, both Smith and his daughter have remained steadfast in their faith.

"As we talked things over yesterday, Dad and I agreed that we like closed doors just as much as open doors because there is great peace in seeing God working to make sure that we stay exactly in His will," she said.

"Please pray that He will show Dad which treatment He has chosen for the next weapon in the cancer battle," she implored. "Dad is a strong fighter and eager to take on the enemy under God's banner. To God be the glory!!!"

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