Family gives message on behalf of Michael Andretti’s cancer fight
INDIANAPOLIS - Michael Andretti is taking his cousin’s message public.
The former IndyCar star and current team owner is urging people to get regular screenings for early detection of colon cancer. Andretti made the plea on behalf of his cousin, John, a former racecar driver who is currently undergoing chemotherapy after doctors diagnosed him in January.
Doctors have told John Andretti that the disease also has spread to his liver. John’s 24-year-old, Jarrett, also was in Indianapolis on Thursday. He says his 54-year-old father is fighting hard and has been upbeat throughout the process.