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The City of Portland, Oregon

Nick Fish (In Memoriam)

City of Portland Commissioner

phone: 503-823-3589


1221 S.W. 4th, Room 240, Portland, OR 97204

Health Update

July 19, 2018


About a year ago, I was diagnosed with stomach cancer.

I am so grateful for all the love and support my family and I have received. Thank you. Today, I am even more confident that I will win this fight.

My doctors are modifying my treatment for a few months to maximize our progress – and it will have an impact on my public and private life.

Here is a snapshot:

1. I will receive infusions every two weeks. That means two Fridays a month at OHSU's Knight Cancer Institute.

2. I will have less energy.

3. I may lose some more hair – but as my son reminds me, most people won’t notice any difference!

4. The tumor will continue to take a pounding.

The new treatment will have one other important side effect – I will need more recovery time.

That means that while I will continue to keep a very busy schedule during the workday, I will be doing fewer evening events for now. I hope everyone understands.

Thank you for your continued support. My goal is to continue to meet and exceed all the responsibilities of my day job, while laying the groundwork for my full recovery.