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Oct 13, 2020
Welcome to Mike’s CaringBridge website. The website exists to keep family and friends updated in one place. Mike and The Authier Family appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting.
Mike was diagnosed with a rare cancer, clear cell sarcoma, in the beginning of September 2020. Clear cell sarcoma of soft tissue is a rare type of cancer primarily affecting young adults between 20 to 40 years old. Sarcomas are cancers that arise within connective tissues, such as bone, muscle, fat, and tendons. Clear cell sarcoma is slightly more common in females than in males and clear cell sarcoma is a translocation-associated sarcoma, which means that a genetic mutation defines the disease. The genetic cause for clear cell sarcoma is thought to be its defining gene translocation.