A Halifax man is rolling a giant ball around Canada to raise awareness of testicular cancer, the disease that struck him in 2009.
Thomas Cantley was diagnosed with Stage 3A testicular cancer when he was 26. He was cured and now raises awareness, especially the fact that it can strike younger men.
"I want male cancer to be more talked about," he said.
Stigma quiets men and makes them reluctant to test for it. He said that’s dangerous. When you catch it early, as he did, you improve your chances of surviving it.
He rolled his giant ball from Toronto to Vancouver and is now back in Halifax. He’s collected signatures from people affected by cancer along the way.
He told the CBC about his mission Friday.