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Head and Neck Cancer Survivor Shares Inspiring Story

Former Liverpool architect Liam Ryan was diagnosed with “one of the worst cases” of head and neck cancer ever seen at Aintree University Hospital in 2002. But with world-class medical expertise and the support of his friends and family, he managed to beat the illness – and now he’s written a book about it.

Liam, 50, who studied in the city and worked there for eight years, will donate some of the proceeds from the sale of “Cancer 4; Me 5 (after extra time)” to the Head and Neck Unit at Aintree, which is the busiest unit in the country.

Liam said: “I am so grateful to the team at Aintree and want to do as much as I can to help fund their continued research and treatment of head and neck cancers, which is why I’ve written the book. I also hope it will help others who find themselves battling this illness.”

Professor Simon Rogers, Clinical Director for the Head and Neck Unit at Aintree, said: “Liam’s case is one of the most exceptional I have seen in my career and I’m sure it will make for an inspirational and thought provoking read. I’m delighted that he has chosen to donate some of the proceeds to the Head and Neck research programme at Aintree.”

Liam will be signing copies of “Cancer 4; Me 5 (after extra time)”, priced at £15, at News from Nowhere on Bold Street on Thursday 20th September from 7.00pm - 8.30pm.

Donations to the Head and Neck Unit at Aintree University Hospital can also be made at www.justgiving.com/LiamRyan-Cancer4Me5

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