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Allan Wink

Cycle Round Scotland

I am planning to cycle round Scotland during July for UCAN because I want to raise awareness and money for UCAN

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UCAN

500 people die every year in the North East from Urological Cancers and many more suffer unwanted after effects without appropriate support. These cancers are testicular, prostate, bladder, kidney and penile, they are some of the most curable cancers if detected early enough. UCAN continue to raise funds to highlight awareness of the signs and symptoms of urological cancers and to support sufferers through provision of Scotland's only urological cancer support centre based on Ward 44 at Aberdeen royal Infirmary.

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Having hardly ever consulted a doctor throughout my adult life, I considered myself pretty fit and healthy. So it came as a bit of a shock to be diagnosed with Prostate Cancer in July last year. The only reason I had decided to make an appointment with my doctor was the constant badgering by my wife to have my prostate checked, for which I am now extremely grateful. I had no symptoms apart from visiting the loo more often in the middle of the night. ‘A sign of old age.’ I kept telling myself.

          The early diagnosis and the care and professionalism of the staff at the UCAN centre were key to isolating the cancer to the prostate and its successful removal. 

Nine months later I’ve set myself the task of raising some money to help facilitate the installation of a further Robotic Assisted Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy system (RALRP for short). This was a crucial element that enabled a quick recovery. 

The plan is to cycle round Scotland using coastal routes. On this jolly jape I'll be joined by my brother Bryan, another PIL (Pensioner in Lycra) and our respective long suffering wives Maureen and Sandra (Our Support Team). The trip will cover over 1300 miles circumnavigating the East and West coasts and the Borders. The tour will begin in Dyce Aberdeen on the 10th of July and we should return on the 4th of August. Follow our progress on this Just Giving Page and please donate to this worthy cause.

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