I am barely qualified to write about surviving cancer which is why I haven’t done before. Six years after my final chemotherapy I am perfectly well, like 98% of other men who get testicular cancer. One in every two men is going to get cancer at some point in their lives. With these stats, this is the one to get. I am certainly not belittling it. The treatment is grim and it still kills about 60 British men every year. It is the most common form of cancer in men under 35 and if you ignore it, it will kill you for sure. And just a close association with the word is scary enough for your hair to fall out - long before the chemo takes it. I am not ashamed to admit I was frightened. But as an adult I could somehow deal objectively with what was happening to…
15 Nov 2018
Stand Up To Cancer
When Ed Aspel, Executive Director of Cancer Research UK asked for a bright orange suit to wear for a week to raise money for their Stand Up To Cancer campaign, we said yes of course. SU2C has been a huge success raising almost £25 million to pay for essential research and speed up the introduction of new treatments for cancer patients in urgent need. Amazing stuff.