SFGN Publisher Norm Kent underwent successful pancreatic cancer surgery Monday, April 25, at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami.

Under the guiding hands of Dr. Alan Livingstone, and the University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Care Center, Kent tolerated a five-hour procedure to remove early-stage tumors that were previously described by oncologists as “survivable.” The tumors were discovered last Fall after Kent had taken prophylactic body scans to address a brain tumor, which required emergency surgery last July. While the brain tumor proved to be benign, cancer cells uncovered elsewhere did not. Kent was released from the hospital May 4, and is now recovering in his Fort Lauderdale townhouse “with caretakers and my four dogs by my side,” he said.

Kent added he is looking forward to returning to work soon, and plans to be present on June 2 at the SFGN Anniversary party that Sales Manager Justin Wyse is planning at Greico Ford in Fort Lauderdale. Meanwhile, Jason Parsley continues to run the editorial operations of SFGN and Russell Cormican, his law partner, manages their shared law office, the Criminal Defense Law Center of South Florida. Guest hosts have been filling in to do his afternoon radio show on Wwnnradio.com, including SFGN personnel, theatrical buffs JW Arnold and Edwin Neiman. 

“I am getting better at Wordle daily,” Kent added humorously, “with lots of rest.”