Race car driver John Andretti recently revealed that he is battling Stage 4 colon cancer. Now, he is urging his fans around the world to schedule a colonoscopy, especially if they are age 50 or over.
Andretti, 54, opened up to WTHR 13 News about receiving the life-changing news. In January, Andretti underwent a colonoscopy, a procedure that he admitted he had been putting off due to a busy schedule. Doctors informed the driver that he had Stage 3 colon cancer and scheduled him for surgery to remove part of his colon. However, during his follow-up appointments, doctors discovered that his cancer had spread to his liver.
"Now I'm a Stage 4A. There is only stage 4B from my understanding, so I'm not really excited about that. But the good news is that we are still on the side that has a good chance of being cured."