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'Love Letters': Man Diagnosed with Colon Cancer Performs Onstage with His Wife

February 08, 2018 07:55 PM

(ABC 6 News)-- A man from Lanesboro has diagnosed in his mid-40s with stage four cancer a year ago, gave ABC 6 an update on the latest project part of his and his wife's journey. 

It is a story that ABC 6 has been following since the American Cancer Society came out with a study that colorectal cancer is becoming a more diagnosed illness among a specific demographic. The mortality rates in the 20 to 54 age range population is rising, and researchers say one reason behind the rise could be because patients don't start screening until after the age of 50.

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Scott Dixon was diagnosed at age 47, and ABC 6 Betsy Singer spoke to him last August. His wife, Stella Dixon went through the journey of diagnosis, prognosis, and chemotherapy with Scott. Both are part of the theater community in Lanesboro, but Scott's chemotherapy limited his ability to be onstage.

"Scott had been battling cancer just over a year now and has been going through chemo. He is a very fine actor but has not had the energy to be on stage. So for this one weekend only, he gets to be on stage and be with me so it's very special and a unique opportunity for us," said Stella.

'Love Letters' is the play that both Stella and Scott will perform in at Commonweal Theatre in Lanesboro. The play hits home for the couple.

Stella said, "It's called 'Love Letters' and maybe that sounds kind of fluffy, and there are many romantic elements, but it's also a very truthful story."


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