Media coverage & Check up

24th September 2012

Did radio interview on BBC WORLD SERVICE sunday night which went ok and another interview on BBC Radio Suffolk breakfast show this morning, this went well also.

Also today I was in Ipswich Star newspaper (but didn’t know I was going to be) http://www.ipswichstar.co.uk/news/capel_st_mary_horticulturist_takes_part_in_study_of_male_breast_cancer_1_1526418

, also in The Independent newspaper .

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/scientists-hope-gene-breakthrough-could-help-men-with-breast-cancer-8166730.html

This afternoon I also had my Check up at the Breast Clinic and saw a different Dr to normal , he checked me over , poking and proding me and says all’s ok and said come back in 12 months. But has also asked if I have ever had a mammogram , which I said I hadn’t as I thought men couldn’t have them . He thinks I should and is going to ask radiographer if possible, if so he will write to me with an appointment . Personally I don’t think I have enough breast to put in machine , but we will have to wait and see .

At least with all the recent media coverage the message about Male breast cancer is gradually getting out there .

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Talking on BBC World Service

23rd September 2012

Had a few calls over last week since the article in the Sun . One was from This Morning on ITV and despite then looking quite interested for me to appear they sadly pulled the plug on Friday . But as one door closes another opens and tonight I will be doing an interview on the BBC World service along with a Dr Nick Orr from the Institute of Cancer reasearch about new findings that have just been published about why men get breast Cancer. This Study was carried out in 2010 and I took part , hence my involvement in the interview.  I have to be at BBC Radio Suffolk studio to do the ISTN phone link at 9.30pm tonight . Then tomorrow I am at the same studio again for Breakfast doing another interview for BBC Radio Suffolk. At leased it is helping to get the message out there , and I don’t mind doing my bit to spread the word about Male Breast Cancer.

 

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Coverage in The Sun Newspaper

13th September 2012

Had good coverage today about Male Breast Cancer awareness. My story along with 2 other male breast cancer surviors stories are told . See Link to The Sun

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/woman/health/health/4535635/All-advice-for-breast-cancer-is-aimed-at-women-but-I-got-as-well.html

One of pictures taken by the Sun photographer

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Starlight Walk 2012

Saturday June 16th 2012

We were lucky with the weather , dry , overcast and a bit windy , but at least no rain. This year I did the walk (10 miles) with my brother John and 158 other walkers. We finished in 31/2 hours . The time went quickly and we both finished in reasonable condition with only a few aches and pains. Spoke to John this evening and he is a bit stiff, but I have been gardening this afternoon and am quite mobile. Got to collect in Sponsor money now £223 , with a special thanks to Brenda & Tony Sparling for sending in £30 after seeing me in Standard. A well organised walk thats fun to do for a very good cause .

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Starlight Walk 2012 press coverage

Friday 8th June 2012
Helped with publicity of this years Starlight Walk in colchester , with a nice piece featured in The Essex County Standard and the Colchester Evening Gazette.

Picture used in Standard

http://www.essexcountystandard.co.uk/news/localnews/9746061.Men_urged_to_join_night_walk_for_breast_cancer/

Look forward to seeing you all on Saturday 15th June.

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What a difference a year makes

28th December 2011

Had a lovely Christmas day with Amanda & the Children, super lunch and a lovely walk in the afternoon to make room for more food in the evening . Boxing day was quiet , until we visited my brother John and his family for a bit of tea , a chat and a few laughs. Yesterday was dragged to the sales as children had some vouchers to spend , which we did. Today back to work for one day then off until the 3rd Jan . Certainly more my old self nowadays , not so many aches or pains to worry about despite finishing digging on the allotment way before December had begun. I tend to just get on with life an try to forget I was just getting over my treatment a year ago . Long may I continue to feel well .

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Wear it Pink

28th October 2011

Had a wear it pink day at work today , to help raise funds for Breast Cancer. Should be wear it pink with a hint of blue for us males. Went on BBC radio suffolk with Mark Murphy and we had a discushion about how charities should change stance to Pink and Blue and highlight Male breast cancer more. Discussion went well and hopefully raised some more awareness which is all I can continue to try and do.

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