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Rockies’ Chad Bettis finishes last round of chemotherapy

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A big milestone on the road back from cancer

Colorado Rockies Photo Day Photo by Chris Coduto/Getty Images

The Rockies got some great news today as they start a ten game road stretch in Minnesota.

Pitcher Chad Bettis posted via social media that he finished up what hopes to be his last day of chemotherapy treatment to help combat the spread of his testicular cancer. In the post, which included a photo with his wife and newborn daughter, Bettis mentioned that he was excited to start the process of getting back. No timetable has been set for his return to baseball activities.

Bettis’ initial diagnosis of testicular cancer was first reported by ESPN on Dec. 14, when it was revealed that he had undergone surgery to have one of his testicles removed in late November. At the time, the surgeon working with Bettis was confident that the operation would prevent the spread of the cancer. On March 10th Chad reported that during a checkup he learned that his cancer had unexpectedly spread and that he would need to step away to go through a round of chemotherapy.

Before his diagnosis, the 27-year-old right-hander made one appearance in spring training, striking out two batters and allowing one run in two strong-looking innings against the Brewers.