Vince’s Story

Vince (Chair of Trustees)

vince_largeBorn in Rotherham, South Yorkshire. Served for 30 years in the Royal Air Force as an Aircraft Weapons Engineer. Whilst serving at RAF Marham was diagnosed in 1989 with Testicular Cancer (malignant Teratoma) and, following an orchidectomy (removal of the affected testicle) at the RAF Hospital at Ely, underwent a 3 month course of chemotherapy at RAFH Halton as the cancer had spread to the abdomen (both these establishments closed following various defence cuts). On retirement from the RAF in 2006 became a Lift/Crane Engineer Surveyor for Zurich Insurance. In 2009 detected a lump in the remaining testicle which proved to be stage one seminoma testicular cancer, after the testicle had been removed, a single dose of chemotherapy was given to help prevent the cancer from spreading. This treatment was carried out at the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital.
My message is not only to all the guys to check themselves regularly, but also to all the ‘one-ballers’ out there to continue to do so – lightning can strike twice!

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