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Upbeat Menino calls cancer a 'bump in the road'

Posted by Bruce Wright  March 16, 2014 05:45 PM

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Former Boston mayor Tom Menino was greeted with a round of applause at a Dorchester farmer's market today when he said he would "beat" cancer, The Boston Globe reports.

"The health things are a little bump in the road, but we get over them."

Menino, who recently stepped down after 20 years of running the city, told WCVB in an interview that he has six reasons to stay positive: his grandchildren.

Former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino says he is confident he will "be around to see his grandchildren grow up" despite a diagnosis of an advanced form of cancer that has spread to his liver and lymph nodes.

Before news of his cancer was announced, Menino was already scheduled to be at the farmer's to support a Dorchester author's new children's book.

Menino was reportedly very upbeat this morning when he told the Boston Herald why he's remaining so hopeful in the face of adversity.

Im very confident I'll beat it, Menino said as he got home from attending church. Ive beaten everything else Ive had.

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