Tim Campbell, the man who won the first ever Apprentice UK, revealed he was diagnosed with testicular cancer, fighting in private for a month, before he was given the all-clear.
Tim was diagnosed with the disease the day before Movember started, a campaign where men grow moustaches during the month of November to raise awareness about men’s health. He said:
The day before Movember started, on October 31, I got the call. It was confirmation that I had testicular cancer. I’d gone to see my doctor thinking it was just a normal ache and pain.
After receiving the all-clear this month, the 36-year-old entrepreneur wants to raise awareness and encourage more men to get tested. The father-of-two said his family were distraught, but he managed to remain positive throughout the ordeal.
My wife was distraught as her mother had been diagnosed with breast cancer four years ago and my mum was devastated. I am a great believer in being positive. I approached it head on with my usual positive mindset, alpha male, find out what needs to be done, get in, get it fixed. But I wouldn’t have been able to get through it without the strength and support of my family.
Oh and just in case you were wondering, he’s all right down under…
I know us guys don’t like to talk about it, but I’m exactly the same as I was. Thankfully, all my bodily functions are normal. Cancer doesn’t have to be a death sentence. Testicular cancer has a 95 per cent success rate if caught in time.”
Yesterday, Tim shared a photo on Twitter showing his followers how much he had enjoyed Movember.
— Tim Campbell (@TC_MBE) December 3, 2013