Jonathan Acott – Kick at the Darkness Challenge
UCARE Advocate Jonathan Acott has set himself an incredible list of challenges this year to raise £36,500 for our charity.
During the year he will run the Longhorn Marathon, complete a 143 mile bike ride in South Wales, a 53 mile Ultra marathon along the South Downs and a 14km swim along the Thanes between Henley and Marlow.
These will be building up to The Golden to Sunshine ride - a 3070 mile cross America bike ride from San Diego to Florida in 24 days.
Cancer has been the one constant in my life, it has taken my brain and my body into the darkest places but thanks to medicine, friends, loved ones, a lot of faith, a sense of humour and an indomitable will I find myself here.
I am truly grateful and blessed to be alive today and to be as physically able as I am. The body and the mind are amazing things so to celebrate them both I am going to take on 5 challenges in 2017 to ‘Kick at the Darkness’; to hopefully inspire a little, to raise money for a wonderful charity and to show that ordinary people can do extra ordinary things.
New ultrasound scanner in memory of Nilay Patel
7th September 2016
UCARE have presented a new scanner to the Churchill Urology Department in memory of Nilay Patel.
After the sudden death in May 2014 of the young, very talented urological surgeon Mr Nilay Patel, the Trustees of UCARE, some of whom had worked with Nilay and new Trustee Seetal Patel, Nilays wife, decided to set up a fund in his memory. We are very grateful to everyone who has so kindly donated to this fund and to all who have shared their very fond memories and gratitude to Nilay.
As Nilay was instrumental in helping David Cranston and Mark Sullivan set up Oxford as a National referral centre for complex renal surgery, it was decided to use £30,000 of the money raised to purchase a scanner to use for complex renal surgery. Previously there had not been access to a scanner between 5pm and 8am, and the first few hours after the transplant are a critical time as the artery and veins are at risk of thrombosis and blocking.
The scanner was officially handed over to the Churchill Urology Department on September 5th by Seetal and their daughters Nahla and Suraya.
Testicular website Talking Bollox launched
28th June 2016
The Talking Bollox patient community website has been designed to provide a comprehensive library of information on all stages of Testicular Cancer diagnosis, treatment, patient support and aftercare.
You can create a login to allow our healthcare professionals to answer your private questions or use a guest login to view the site anonymously.
- Login to https://ucare.force.com/talkingbollox
Click the Signup link at bottom right in the box
You will see the following information…
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To access the site you must initially provide a valid email address in which to contact you with should you ask any private questions to our healthcare professionals. However please note, UCARE will never use this information in any ways for marketing purposes or share with a third party.This Site is open to the public. You should consider comments carefully and do not post any information or ideas that you would like to keep private. This blog provides general information and discussion about health and subjects related to testicular cancer. The words and other content provided in this blog by other users, and in any linked materials, are not intended and should not be construed as medical advice. If the reader or any other person has a medical concern, he or she should consult your GP,hospital Consultant.
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