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Morroni making progress



Pinellas County Commissioner John Morroni is making strides against the cancer, non-Hodgkins lymphoma, that he was diagnosed with in October.

The District 6 Republican had his fifth chemotherapy treatment Monday. After the third treatment several weeks ago, Morroni said his oncologist found that the tumor in his abdomen had shrunk by nearly 50 percent. In three weeks, he'll have another treatment, after which his progress will again be measured.

Morroni has been weakened at times by the chemotherapy, but has been attending commission meetings and taking part. He said he's operating at about 80 percent capacity.

"I'm happy with the progress," he said. "I'm pretty much leading a normal life."

Will Van Sant, Times Staff Writer


[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 11:43am]


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