Irish author describes how Merseyside hospitals saved his life

Monday, September 24, 2012 - 04:30 in Health & Medicine

News from Nowhere launches Liam Ryan's book on fighting cancer. The north west has England's highest head and neck cancer rates but also some of the most innovative and determined treatment. Declan McSweeney reportsA 52-year-old Irish architect, who was diagnosed with terminal cancer ten years ago after a large stage four tumour was found in the middle of his head, has paid unusual tribute to the treatment he received at Merseyside hospitals which saved his life.Liam Ryan's book Cancer 4 Me 5 received its Liverpool launch at News From Nowhere on Bold Street. The launch came about because one of the shop's own staff, Julie Callaghan, who acted as MC on the night, has herself been treated for head and neck cancer.Originally from the village of Horseleap, on the border of the counties of Offaly and Westmeath in the Irish midlands, Liam grew up over a pub and shop which...

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