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Michael Alan Yubeta fighting after outliving prognosis by years

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By Samantha Ptashkin

TUCSON, Ariz. (KVOA/NBC) - Time takes on new meaning when a tumor takes over your brain.

"I am fortunate for every day that I have and I keep that in mind every day," says Michael Alan Yubeta.

In 2005, Yubeta's time appeared limited. Doctors diagnosed him with Stage 5 Glioblastoma, a deadly brain tumor.

"It was a little bit frightening at first, just because no one really expects that type of thing to happen," Yubeta says.

Most patients die within 12 months. But the now 39-year-old didn't let the data get him down.

"If you allow cancer to take over your life, it won't just take over, it will take you completely," Yubeta says.

Read the rest of this story on KVOA's website.

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