Racing to help vaccinate against cancer

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Racing to help vaccinate against cancer

A cancer survivor from London and a two-time Olympic gold medalist have joined forces to row a 200 mile journey for charity. 

Raising awareness of the Human Paplilloma Vaccination, known as HVP, which can prevent 5% of all cancers in men. 

Over 2,000 men a year in the UK are diagnosed with an HPV-related cancer – of whom almost half will die from the condition within five years.

Yet almost 400,000 boys a year are not offered the vaccination, which could protect them from developing a HPV-related cancer.

Steve Bergman, from Walthamstow, who was diagnosed with throat cancer in 2015 and treated at Whipps Cross Hospital, will be one of eight crews taking part in the 'NOMAN Is An Island Race' 2017 starting on July 21st in aid of the HPV & Anal Cancer Foundation. 

During the race they will take on high seas, busy shipping lanes and even sharks. 


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