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On July 2nd, Andy received a confirmed diagnosis of stage IV kidney cancer. While Andy was shaken by this diagnosis, he was fully prepared for the fight of his life. Surrounded by Amber and Antonio, his extended family, and loads of friends, Andy engaged in numerous medical tests to confirm the scope of his disease and prepared to begin immunotherapy treatment that would take place over the course of a few months.
He spent the two weeks in between diagnosis and his first treatment mentally and emotionally preparing for his fight with cancer. Shortly following his diagnosis, Andy started to experience extensive pain, primarily in his legs. His mobility was very limited over these two weeks.
Andy received his first treatment on July 16th. This is his story and the updates related to his fight.