Wendy Gough is the founder of the Wendy Gough Cancer Awareness Foundation
Wendy’s son Matthew died of testicular cancer aged just 19, having ignored the signs of cancer for 6 – 7 weeks before going to see his doctor. Matthew was angry that he hadn’t been taught ‘how to check’ and the importance of early detection of cancers whilst at school. If he had, this knowledge would have saved his life.
Early detection of cancers saves the lives of young people.
WGCAF’s mission is to raise awareness of testicular, breast, prostate and skin cancers in young people to help detect more cancers sooner and save lives.
We do this by providing a range of educational materials (videos, lesson plans and quizzes) and leaflets which you can download from our Resources page. We also have a network of volunteers that give talks across the UK in schools and to other groups.
We support sufferers and their families with help and guidance throughout their diagnosis and treatment.
WGCAF is here to listen if you are worried about changes in your body.
If you are in any doubt, get it checked out! It could save your life.
If you would like to talk to one of our volunteers in confidence, use this form to send us a quick message and we will be in touch with you as soon as we can. Alternatively, you can email us on firstname.lastname@example.org