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Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Baltimore Orioles star Trey Mancini reveals stage 3 carcinoma diagnosis


Baltimore Orioles star Trey Mancini revealed he has stage three carcinoma on Tuesday, a month after he had surgery to get rid of a tumor.

Mancini announced his diagnosis during a personal essay entitled “I Am So Lucky” for the Players’ Tribune. the proper fielder, who only turned 28 in March, said that doctors initially believed he had disorder or an ulcer until he underwent an endoscopy and colonoscopy.

“I was still woozy from the anesthesia, but before he even said the word cancer i used to be thinking to myself, There’s no way that he’s close to say what i feel he’s close to say,” Mancini said. “And then he said it: that they had found a malignant neoplasm in my colon.”

Doctors removed Mancini’s tumor on March 12, just six days after it had been found, and he began chemotherapy a month later. The 28-year-old said that his father had previously fought stage two carcinoma , but Mancini thought he was too young to stress about such a diagnosis.
Mancini said he knew he was lucky for quite few reasons, including his newly signed six figure contract with the Orioles from January following a breakout year where he was one among the American League's best hitters. Beyond his love of the sport , he credited the team’s resources and support for doctors having the ability to detect his tumor before it had been too late.

He didn’t have any typical symptoms of carcinoma aside from feeling more lethargic than usual. Initial blood tests only showed low iron levels.

But further testing eventually found the tumor before it created a complete blockage of his colon, Mancini said.

The treatment will take a minimum of six months, meaning he won’t be returning to baseball albeit the MLB decides to start out the 2020 season amid an epidemic .
He said "chemo within the age of COVID-19 is crazy.”

Mancini’s treatment has got to be done alone thanks to restrictions put in situ thanks to the coronavirus. His girlfriend drives him to the hospital, but cannot come inside with him.

“I’m definitely trying to follow all the protocols, not only because it’s the proper thing to try to to , but also because I don’t want to show myself to anything, especially before going into chemotherapy,” Mancini said.

He acknowledged that this is often a “terrible time” for everybody which once he's recovered, he wants to use his platform to form a difference.

“So many of us have lost jobs, numerous people have lost loved ones,” Mancini said. “After my chemo is completed , and when I’m totally cancer-free, I’ve got a couple of different ideas of what I can do.”