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Every patient has a story.

The "I'm Not Average" campaign features fellow Americans whose lives have been impacted by treatments and cures for debilitating, chronic, or rare diseases.

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I'm Not Average: Matt

Condition:
Lung Cancer


Age:
53


Location:
Sioux Falls, SD


When Matt was diagnosed with advanced non-small lung cancer, his prognosis was a 5 year survival rate of less than 5 percent. Because of the progress made in cancer research, he now leading an active and happy life. #ImNotAverage


When non-smoker Matt was diagnosed with advanced non-small cell lung cancer in 2009, his doctors said the odds of him living five years were less than five percent.

Six years after that diagnosis, Matt’s living a happy, active life, controlling his disease thanks to new, targeted gene therapies and other innovations in cancer medicine. In 2015, Matt’s outlived his original diagnosis. And he’s out living – running marathons, riding in cycling competition and exploring the world with his family.

Condition:
Lung Cancer


Age:
53


Location:
Sioux Falls, SD

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