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'Cancer was one of the best things to happen to me... but I worry about the future'
Date:6/10/2008

London, UK: For Dan Savage, surviving testicular cancer has been a spur to him making the most of his life and taking more adventurous decisions, and he says, that in retrospect, it was probably one of the best things that has happened to him. But as he approaches the end of his fifth year in remission from the disease, when he will be signed off as "cured" by the medical profession, he worries that from now on he will have no regular medical checks that might pick up early signs of the cancer returning. It will be down to him to contact the cancer clinic if he is worried about any new symptoms.

Dan, aged 25, is now an award-winning artist. He has set up his own studio in York (UK) and specialises in creating glass artwork for architectural spaces. He is also an ambassador for Teenage Cancer Trust and will be speaking at the charity's Fifth International Conference on Teenage and Young Adult Cancer Medicine on Tuesday.

Dan was 20 and studying art at Lancaster University when he discovered a lump the size of half a pea in his right testicle. After having surgery at Lancaster he was transferred to St James's hospital in Leeds for chemotherapy.

"The chemotherapy was largely precautionary. The outward appearance of the tumour suggested it had been caught early, but when they dissected it, they found it was quite developed, just on the brink of spreading and they didn't want to take that risk. Also they found that I had the most aggressive form of testicular cancer, teratoma," says Dan.

Dan feels he got off fairly lightly, although the chemotherapy made him very sick and he lost his hair. Looking back now, he says: "Having cancer, for me, was one of the best things to happen. It gave me a real drive to succeed and make the most of my life. I know, from speaking to other cancer survivors, that many of them agree. I have gained more confidence. Starting up my own business isn't necessarily what I would have done prior to having ca
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Contact: Emma Mason
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44-077-112-96986
Teenage Cancer Trust
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