Tammy Peterson: Wife of psychologist Jordan Peterson reveals how finding faith helped her amid terminal cancer on 'Fox & Friends'

Tammy Peterson: Wife of psychologist Jordan Peterson reveals how finding faith helped her amid terminal cancer on 'Fox & Friends'
Will Cain and Tammy Peterson on the Saturday, March 30, 2024, episode of 'Fox & Friends' (Screengrab/Fox News)

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK: Tammy Peterson, the wife of clinical psychologist and best-selling author Jordan Peterson, joined host Will Cain on 'Fox & Friends' to talk about her battle with terminal cancer and how she found her faith through it on Saturday, March 30, the day before Easter.

Peterson embraced the Catholic faith on Easter Sunday. She said that her health troubles motivated her to live life through "spirit" versus "self-will."

Tammy Peterson's cancer diagnosis



 

Tammy Peterson was first diagnosed with renal cell carcinoma, which she described as an "easy" form of cancer from which she was expected to make a full recovery.

However, after her first surgery in 2019, doctors discovered a rare, malignant metastasis called Bellini tumor, and told her that she only had 10 months to live.

"(It was) a much more aggressive cancer in my kidney that pretty much kills everyone. It grows so fast. They don't diagnose this and they and they don't have any treatment for it," Peterson told Cain.

Tammy Peterson on the March 30, 2024 episode of 'Fox & Friends' (Screengrab/Fox News)
Tammy Peterson on the March 30, 2024 episode of 'Fox & Friends' (Screengrab/Fox News)

Tammy Peterson on finding faith

Seeing her son grieve about her cancer diagnosis was what made Peterson decide to fight, she shared.  

"God will decide when I am going to die ... I would just pray. And I continue to do that now. I don’t let myself worry," she said.

Peterson claimed that daily prayers "sustained" her during her treatment and would "alleviate some of the pain."

Peterson made her recovery after two surgeries and a five-week stay in the hospital, and she had her finally surgery canceled.

Speaking with Cain, Peterson brought up her husband Dr Peterson, and his work, saying, "I traveled a year with (him) and sat in the theatre ... for 250 lectures on his first book, '12 Rules for Life,' which was faith-based psychology - how to set up your life so that you're aiming up, and finding the next right step to lead your life in the right direction in the spirit of truth and gratitude. And I did find that when I was put under pressure."

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Clinical psychologist and best-selling author Dr Jordan Peterson (Facebook/@drjordanpeterson)

Since her recovery, the 63-year-old has continued her mission of faith, reported Fox News. She further said that carries her great-grandmother’s rosary with her. Peterson also has a podcast on YouTube and speaks at events with her husband Dr Peterson.

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