Posted 26/01/2011 - 13:17 by fiona
Reigning Formula 2 (Cars) Champion Dean Stoneman has withdrawn from the 2011 Renault World Series season due to illness.
Dean will concentrate his complete attention on returning to full health after being diagnosed with testicular cancer. Specialists have made the diagnosis early and are confident that he will make a full recovery, with treatment scheduled to begin with immediate effect.
As on the track, Dean is determined to beat the illness and the 20 year old is already looking at sporting heroes like Lance Armstrong for inspiration in a bid to get back on track as soon as possible.
As Dean and his Family for many years have been involved with British Powerboating, his Father Colin winning the 4lt World Championship; we at ThunderCat Racing will be supporting Dean raising awareness and money during 2011 for 'Testicular Cancer'. "Dean is an inspiration to us all, 98% of our racers are men within the high risk age limit, I want everyone to be aware of how to self check" quotes Fiona Pascoe Thundercat Racing Organiser.
Everyman is the UK's leading testicular and prostate cancer campaign and is at the forefront of research into male cancers. Everyman is run by The Institute of Cancer Research - one of the top four cancer research organisations in the world. Our scientists are internationally renowned, and run the only centre in Europe specifically dedicated to male cancer research.
37,000 men a year are affective by male cancer, but despite this, research into male cancer is severely underfunded and said to be ten years behind research into other cancers. Although Everyman has made significant progress in the diagnosis, treatments and the understanding of male cancers, there remains a long way to go.
Testicular cancer is the most common cancer form in men aged 15-44 and affects 2,000 men a year. The incidence of testicular cancer have doubled since 1975, however the reason behind this is unknown. Everyman scientists are dedicated to unlocking the secrets of male cancer, however to do this we need the necessary technology, facilities and staff to continue our vital work.
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