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Support for Chad Bettis floods in from across social media

#TogetherForBettis was a success As part of his continuing battle to defeat testicular cancer, Chad Bettis started chemotherapy yesterday. To help people show their support for Bettis and his family during this difficult time, the Colorado Rockies started a #TogetherForBettis campaign. Support for Bettis begin to pour in from all over twitter including messages from many of the other...
Via Purple Row
3 days ago

MLB teams tweet support as Chad Bettis undergoes chemotherapy

Colorado Rockies pitcher Chad Bettis on Monday received heartfelt expressions of support from several MLB teams and social media at large as he continues to wage a battle against cancer.Bettis, originally diagnosed with testicular cancer late last year, was declared cancer-free in January following surgery on Nov. 29. Subsequent tests in early March, however, unfortunately indicated...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
3 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB, Colorado Rockies Twitter rally as Chad Bettis undergoes chemotherapy

#TogetherforBettis and #BettisBrave were two hashtags that surfaced Monday as many prominent baseball players and organizations showed their support for Rockies pitcher Chad Bettis who will undergo chemotherapy for testicular cancer. Bettis was diagnosed with testicular cancer in late November. Following surgery, Bettis seemed to be in the clear after a blood test revealed that he...
Via The Denver Post
3 days ago

Bettis begins chemo, hopes to pitch in '17

The Rockies are working to get a handful of players back onto Salt River Fields at their Spring Training complex, but their thoughts on Monday were with pitcher Chad Bettis.
4 days ago

Having started chemotherapy, Bettis aiming to return this summer

Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Chad Bettis received the unfortunate news a number of days ago that his testicular cancer had resurfaced, forcing the 27-year-old to put his baseball career on hold. On Monday, he began chemotherapy. Uncertain of what was in store for Bettis, the Rockies did not place a timetable on a return. Although that still remains the case, Nick Groke of the...
Via Mile High Sports
4 days ago

Chad Bettis starts chemotherapy for cancer, but he intends to return to Rockies this summer

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Chad Bettis spent his Sunday scouting a minor-league game at Salt River Fields. On Monday, the veteran Rockies right-hander started chemotherapy, two weeks after learning his testicular cancer had returned. Bettis was pitching through spring training in full health after blood tests showed him apparently cancer-free last month following successful surgery on...
Via The Denver Post
4 days ago

The Rockies Had an Awful Week

A team can’t make their season in March, but they can lose their season before it begins. Last week was an awful week for the Rockies. At the moment, the Rockies and the baseball world aren’t concerned about when Chad Bettis will pitch again. They just want him to be healthy, after the 27-year-old starting pitcher learned last week that his testicular cancer had unexpectedly...
Via Fangraphs
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockies pitcher Chad Bettis to undergo chemotherapy after cancer returns

On Friday, Rockies pitcher Chad Bettis revealed some truly terrible news: The cancer that doctors thought was confined to his testicle has spread to other parts of his body, meaning he will now require chemotherapy.“I learned this week that my testicular cancer has unexpectedly spread, and I will begin a regimen of chemotherapy in the very near future,” Bettis wrote on Twitter...
Via The Comeback
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockies pitcher Chad Bettis ‘remains free of cancer’

The Colorado Rockies will begin spring training games on Saturday. But regardless of how those games go, things are already looking better for pitcher Chad Bettis.“Chad Bettis pitched a ho-hum bullpen session Wednesday at Salt River Fields. That is not why teammates congratulated him,” Nick Groke of The Denver Post wrote. “The Rockies right-hander, three months after he was...
Via Sportsnaut
February 22, 2017  |  Discuss

Rockies pitcher Chad Bettis diagnosed with testicular cancer

Chad Bettis is expected to be ready for the start of the 2017 MLB season after being diagnosed with testicular cancer in late November. In a statement to Jerry Crasnick of, Bettis said that he had a testicle removed after he was diagnosed with the disease. Thankfully, the survival rate for testicular cancer is nearly 100 percent, and Bettis was diagnosed early. Bettis...
Via The Comeback
December 13, 2016  |  Discuss

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