I wasn't too bothered about losing a testicle, I didn't feel any less of a man, it was after all trying to kill me, so the quicker it was out the better. Within two weeks it was gone, and there had been no signs of it spreading.
A study released by Bupa found that a considerable number of cancer patients are choosing to go it alone and keep friends and family in the dark about their diagnosis and treatment, in order to protect them.
When it comes to the subject of healthcare, everywhere you turn there is contradictory advice on whether to visit a doctor in person or to try and self-diagnose using the likes of the NHS Helpline via the phone or the internet.
Originally, I joined up with Movember because it was a laugh to grow a nice Mo and do some good at the same time! But on the 18th of May 2011, my Movember cause became personal. Keith "The Bishop" Jenkins died from prostate cancer just 12 days before his 72nd birthday.
At the time of writing, I have not raised a single penny for Movember. I am simply another tache enjoying a ride on the Mo-wagon. So is my neglect of the Movember campaign causing an unforgivable disservice to men around the world?