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Boston firefighter featured in news special learns he is cancer-free

A recent body scan revealed that Glenn Preston, who was featured in "Boston's Bravest: Facing a Hidden Killer," is cancer-free after chemo and radiation


By FireRescue1 Staff

BOSTON — A firefighter whose battle with blood cancer was featured in a recent news special about the “hidden killer” in the fire service recently found out he is cancer free.

FOX25 reported that Boston Fire Department firefighter Glenn Preston shared his story about the cancer that was likely caused by his career in the news special, "Boston's Bravest: Facing a Hidden Killer."

A recent body scan revealed that two years after being diagnosed, Preston is now cancer-free thanks to chemo and radiation.

"I have to say, we have put him through some incredibly aggressive treatments that have certainly impacted his quality of life, but despite that, he has persevered," Clinical Director of Lymphoma at Dana Farber, Dr. Eric Jacobson said.

Preston said that he is very grateful for all of the support he’s gotten throughout his battle.

"You hear a lot about the stuff the family is going through and the kids are going through, but the silver lining that isn't really seen is exactly how much people have done," he said.

Preston added that his favorite part about being cancer-free is getting to go home and tell his kids.

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