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Cancer fighter Bettis to make '17 debut Monday

“To see a guy go through what he’s had to go through, and to see him work his butt off, and to come from a guy that had chemotherapy and how that feels to where he is now,” Black said. “What a great story for all of us, for Chad and his family, and a lot of people who are battling cancer.”

A month before this season began, Bettis’ progress was slowed when he found out the disease had spread to his lymph nodes. The then-27-year-old was caught by surprise by the latest development, because the results of his blood tests had been promising since undergoing surgery on Nov. 29.

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