A Florida doctor reveals his own cancer journey to help others deal with the emotions that come with a diagnosis

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With more than two million new cases of cancer expected in 2024, a Florida doctor who survived the disease wants to help others navigate the terrain of a life-changing diagnosis.

With Dr. Chris Scuderi, who practices at Millennium Physician Group in Jacksonville, was diagnosed Bladder cancer in November 2020 – at the end of a challenging year amid the COVID pandemic.

“My diagnosis was a big surprise because I was in my mid-40s, had no family history, exercised almost every day and overall had a very healthy diet,” Scuderi said in an interview with Fox News Digital.

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Scuderi had none of the risk factors or typical symptoms that typically accompany bladder cancer.

“I thought I had food poisoning,” he said.

A cancer diagnosis can come with a variety of overwhelming emotions, survivors shared with Fox News Digital. (iStock)

A week after the diagnosis, he had surgery and then completed a year of chemotherapy specifically for bladder cancer.

Today, Scuderi is healthy and cancer-free. He made some Lifestyle changesincluding a greater emphasis on plant-based food consumption and regular exercise.

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“Stress, overwork and irregular sleep were areas of my life that I had to address as a doctor, husband and father,” he said.

“I have been using a fitness tracker for two years to closely monitor my sleep, stress levels and…

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