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Michael Mancini

Patients & Survivors Stage IV Colon Cancer Connecticut
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Story: "I was 42 years old and in the best shape of my life when I was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer in June 2017. Since then, I had a colon resection, a temporary colostomy, 12 rounds of FOLFOX with Avastin, a colostomy reversal, a recurrence on my liver, an ablation on the liver tumor, a year of maintenance chemo, a three-month chemo break, a recurrence in my peritoneal cavity, and another 12 rounds of FOLFOX with Avastin.

I am a Relentless Champion of Hope in the fight against colorectal cancer!"

Advice: "Like a boxer in a championship fight...take it One Step, One Punch, One Round at a time. You get knocked down sometimes, but you get back up and keep fighting. The title you are fighting for is "Relentless Champion of Hope."

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