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Young father’s fight to kick stage 4 bowel cancer


Diagnosed with bowel cancer last year, 27-year-old Waipukurau man Shane Chapman underwent what was considered to be a successful surgery, and after Christmas, he was cleared.

However, a routine MRI over Easter weekend revealed the bowel cancer had spread through his blood to the liver, and Chapman now had a stage 4 diagnosis with the odds of survival being 1 in 3.

While the expected emotions of devastation and sadness were all present when Chapman heard his cancer was back and worse, he said he was also very determined to do everything he could, and that was what he was now focused on.


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