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Retired race car driver John Andretti's cancer has returned and spread

Posted: 11:53 AM, May 29, 2018
Updated: 2018-05-29 23:27:37-04
Driver John Andretti's cancer has returned

INDIANAPOLIS -- Retired race car driver John Andretti's cancer has returned. 

Andretti announced the news in a tweet, saying the cancer returned and spread to other areas. He had been fighting stage 4 colon cancer. 

In November of last year, Andretti had encouraging updates, saying his scans were clear and that he was optimistic.

Andretti is the son of former racer Aldo Andretti and nephew of racing legend Mario Andretti. He was diagnosed in 2017 and underwent surgery to remove a portion of his colon. He started a campaign called #CheckItForAndretti.

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