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11:28am 29th July 2013
(Updated 11:32am 29th July 2013)

Nearly all men are surviving testicular cancer thanks to ground-breaking research and treatments, according to Cancer Research.

New figures out today (Monday 29th July) 35 men are diagnosed with the disease in Dorset every year with fewer than 5 dying from the cancer.

Survival rates for testicular cancer have risen by almost 30 per cent in the last 40 years.

The figures released today (Monday) by Cancer Research UK form part of the new "Beat Cancer Sooner" campaign which aims to highlight the pivotal role of research in the fight against cancer and encourage local people to support the charity.

James McArdle from Bridport was diagnosed with testicular cancer 16 years a go. He underwent treatment and was given the all clear. He's now married with 2 children .... Click the player below to hear his story.

 

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