After finding a lump at the start of 2020, and after lots of tests, I was diagnosed with Testicular Cancer and was told that I needed an orchiectomy. Further tests revealed that the cancer had spread to my abdominal lymph nodes and I was diagnosed with Stage 2 Testicular Cancer. I needed to have 20 infusions of EP Chemotherapy.

My treatment was administered by the TYAC (Teenage and Young Adults Cancer) Team at the Royal Surrey, Guildford. Despite being a veteran, the service is for people from 16-30 years old, this amazing team (and the patients) helped me overcome my illness and they've put me on the road to recovery. At the start of August, I was told that I was cancer free.

I will be doing Movember, and trying (anyone who knows me knows that this won't be easy) to grow a moustache, to raise awareness of men's health; to reduce the stigma attached to Testicular Cancer; and to raise some money for the TYAC ward. This ward, and the incredible team of nurses, helped make the unbearable bearable and I'm very keen to give something back to the ward and the patients.

Please donate what you can and join me in growing a moustache if you can :) Thanks Sam

ps The left side of the picture was my first weekend after finding out I was cancer free and the right hand-side was my Movember effort 2019.

Sam Blewitt