Take Charge

Larry's Story

July 10, 2015

LarryStory.jpg Larry, center, with his Manatee County Fire Department colleagues.

In 2007, Larry started having abdominal pains. After six months of ignoring the symptoms, he contacted his doctor where testing revealed a diagnosis of Fibrolamellar, a rare form of liver cancer seen primarily in teens and young adults.

Larry, a 37-year-old husband and father made the choice to seek out surgery at Moffitt Cancer Center. Larry placed his full trust in surgeon Mokenge Malafa, M.D. "When you get the news that you have cancer, especially as a young adult with children, you want to be treated by the best and the brightest.”