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Former Gonzaga big man Jeremy Eaton brings toughness, positive outlook to cancer battle

UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 19, 2021

This is how Jeremy Eaton recounted his first doctor’s appointment in 10 years:Dec. 15: “The doctor starts pushing across my abdomen and says, ‘You have a CT scan at 9 a.m.’ I’m like, ‘Why, I don’t feel that bad,’ thinking this is going to cost me a couple grand.”Dec. 16: “Next morning, get the results. She says, ‘You have stage four rectal cancer and it’s moved into your liver, kidney and lungs.’“I just looked at her and said, ‘You’re kidding me.’“And I said, ‘Am I dead?’