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Real life stories
My son Matthew was only 18 when he found a lump in his testicle.
Having no knowledge of testicular cancer symptoms, he ignored it for 6 or 7 weeks and it was only when the testicle had swollen to twice its size that he told me he needed to see the doctor.
Things happened very quickly after that; Matthew had a testicle removed, completed several courses of chemotherapy and radiotherapy.
Unfortunately, the cancer had spread throughout his body and to his brain and Matthew died 10 days after his 19th birthday.I believe that it was his lack of knowledge and embarrassment that killed my son and since his death I have worked tirelessly to raise awareness amongst teenagers and young men across the country through my Awareness Talks.
Testicular cancer now has a cure rate of 99% if caught early enough, so by educating men to check themselves regularly, my talks can actually save lives.
To read about one young man who did his check after a talk, see Adam Mason's story.
The most important thing is that through my awareness talks, I could be saving someone else's son.
Read more about Wendy’s Awareness Talks and her support of Everyman through the St Albans Fundraising Group in our Supporters section.