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Real life stories
I was 16 when I saw an Awareness Talk on testicular cancer Awareness at my schoolThe lady giving the talk, Wendy Gough, had lost her son to testicular cancer. I didn't really know anything about testicular cancer before then, but after her talk I made a habit of checking myself pretty regularly.
It was a few months later when I found a lump.
I went straight to the doctor and was diagnosed testicular cancer. Fortunately, thanks to my checks, I had caught it early and only needed an operation and not chemotherapy.
My doctor told me that if I had come two weeks later my treatment would have been a lot more intense.
I am now fully recovered and studying at Bournemouth University.
I'm living proof that education and raising awareness can actually save lives.