Brighton cancer survivor wants help to tackle taboo

Posted On 28 Jun 2012 at 6:20 am

A testicular cancer survivor from Brighton is to speak at a series of three public meetings as he sets up a campaign to beat male cancer.

Two years ago, after watching Embarrassing Bodies on television, Ryan Walshe checked himself and found a lump.

He had cancer diagnosed and almost a year of treatment followed.

He said: “Checking my testicles saved my life.”

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Since his treatment and recovery Mr Walshe, 23, has visited several schools to share his story with young men.

He aims to raise awareness of testicular cancer, the importance of self-examination and finding ways for people to not be embarrassed to tell someone if they find a lump in their testicles.

He urged people to find out how to get involved in the new campaign.

He said that anyone could attend, adding: “Cancer survivors, people whose lives have been touched by cancer and potential volunteers and supporters are particularly welcome to come and find out more.”

The meetings are at

  • the Unitarian Church in New Road, Brighton, from noon to 2pm on Saturday (30 June)
  • the Brighton Media Centre in Friese-Greene House in Middle Street, Brighton, from 6pm to 8pm on Tuesday 3 July
  • Hove Town Hall in Norton Road, Hove, from 6.30pm to 8.30pm on Wednesday 18 July.


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