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Cancer-beater Ryan battles on
A man who came within weeks of dying from cancer is launching an awareness campaign to help others.
Ryan Walshe, from Seven Dials, Brighton, has been awarded funding from the national People Can Do project for his Beat Male Cancer drive.
He is calling on people in the city to support the move to gen- erate greater public awareness, earlier detection and better patient care.
Mr Walshe, 23, fought off tes ticular cancer in 2010 and is so committed to helping other men beat the disease that he has already given cancer awareness talks to 3,000 local teenagers.
He said: “I nearly died two years ago because I wasn’t aware of cancer symptoms and I made a promise to myself that if I lived I’d do everything I could to help other men and boys become aware of all the differ ent cancers they can get.”
“I started doing talks in schools last year which are already making a difference and now I need help to take the cam paign to the next level.”
“I really want to hear from other cancer survivors, people with experience of cancer and anyone else who wants to help me develop this campaign to beat male cancer in Brighton and Hove.
Mr Walshe is hosting public meetings across the city over the coming weeks.
The first is on Saturday at the Unitarian Church in New Road from midday.