Brendan ‘Trekky’ Johnston would like to raise awareness of testicular cancer, particularly in young men, and is keen to share his story with everyone. Brendan was initially diagnosed with testicular cancer, and through the diagnosis and treatment of his rhabdomyosarcoma  he learnt a lot about testicular cancer, particularly that it affects young men.  Brendan would like to express his thank to the Oncology Unit at the Canberra Hospital by raising money to support the critical work they do to save lives.

As a 17 year-old, in 2009, Brendan Johnston was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer -paratesticular rhabdomyosarcoma* – an aggressive cancer that accounts for less than 3% of all cancers and affects less than 1% of Australia’s population. Brendan’s diagnosis was completely unexpected and there was no reason as to why this cancer appeared.

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