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Michael Mosley and Patrick McIntosh: Economic Cost of Chronic Disease

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TV Doctor Michael Mosley and long-time ERC member Patrick McIntosh will deliver a talk on population-wide health challenges and their economic cost. Patrick McIntosh is triple cancer survivor who is keen to share his views on the economic importance of eating, awareness, illness, mental health, linked specifically to climate change, farming, supply chains, blockchain and big data. With one third of NHS budget going on diabetes-related issues often because we eat the wrong food take no exercise, the need for such a perspective is clear.


In 2012, Patrick McIntosh was diagnosed with cancers of the bowel, prostate and skin in quick succession but thanks to early diagnosis he was able to have life-saving surgery. Just months after being given the 'all-clear', he walked to the South Pole in extreme temperatures to inspire others and prove what's possible following cancer.

Now Patrick is taking on a new challenge - cycling from Twickenham to Tokyo: a journey of over 7,500 miles and climbing more than 50,000m of ascent, crossing Holland, Germany, Denmark, Sweden and all of Russia from St Petersburg to Vladivostok.

Patrick only found out he had bowel cancer after he went to give blood and doctors noticed his iron levels were dangerously low. He was subsequently told he had prostate and skin cancer, which were initially thought were unconnected. However, he has since discovered he has genetic conditions (Lynch Syndrome and Muire Torre syndrome) that may explain the triple diagnosis.

He says: "Doctors said it was terrible luck to get three cancers diagnosed at the same time, but actually I was incredibly lucky to catch them early and be able to have surgery. Now I just want to highlight the importance of eating well, doing exercise, staying positive and getting any symptoms checked because cancer is no longer a death sentence for everyone."

The financial adviser from Surrey added: "More and more people are likely to live until they are 100, so I am trying to get the message out that we have a choice whether to remain fit and healthy into old age, or not look after ourselves and suffer later."

Patrick is cycling to raise money for the World Cancer Research Fund (www.wcrf-uk.org) and his local hospice, St Catherine's in Crawley (www.stch.org.uk).

Once he reaches Japan, Patrick plans to take a well-earned rest, before continuing cycling in 2020 across North America and Iceland.

To support and follow Patrick McIntosh’s Life Cycle – A Global Ride to Fight Cancer, please visit: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/patrickmcintoshlifecycle

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