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Male specific cancers
Over 50,000 men in the UK will be diagnosed with prostate, testicular and penile cancer in the coming year.

Of these men over 47,300 will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, over 2,200 will be diagnosed with testicular cancer and 500 will be diagnosed with the rare penile cancer. These numbers are increasing. For men who identify the warning signs and receive an early diagnosis and treatment, the outcome is more likely to be positive.  However, sadly over 10,000 will die from the tumours.  For prostate cancer that equates to one man dying every hour.

About Orchid
Orchid is the UK’s leading charity specialising in all three male specific cancers – testicular, prostate and penile tumours. Established in 1996 by a young testicular cancer patient; Colin Osborne and the oncologist who saved his life; Professor Tim Oliver, Orchid works to improve the lives of people affected by male cancers in three key ways:

Orchid offers everyone affected by or interested in male cancer an extensive range of services. These include:

– Orchid Male Cancer Information Nurse Specialists (pictured below)

– Freephone National Male Cancer Helpline and email service

– Testicular Cancer Telephone Counselling Service

– A portfolio of publications and dedicated website

– A testicular cancer microsite “Your Privates” and schools resource pack

– Newsletters

– Awareness raising roadshows

Demand for specialist information and support is increasing year on year. In the last 2 years Orchid has distributed over 850,000 items of information.

On a national level Orchid raises awareness of male cancers and educates men in the signs and symptoms of cancer. They work closely with schools, universities, health and social care professionals, the business community, voluntary organisations and support networks to ensure men are well informed. Orchid’s campaigns raise awareness of male cancers, improve understanding of the signs and symptoms of these diseases and highlight Orchid’s services for those affected.

With incidents of male cancer on the increase, improving understanding of prostate, testicular and penile cancer and finding new ways to treat and manage these cancers remains a priority. Orchid’s world class research programme aims to encourage, support and fund the highest quality research into the causes, prevention and treatment of male cancers. Orchid has made significant advances in cancer research and aims to discover the most effective treatments with the least side effects for men with male specific cancers.

Supporting Orchid

Rebecca Porta, Orchid’s Chief Executive commented: “Orchid is delighted that The Dogs Bol**x have chosen to support us through sales of their new male grooming products. Incidence of male cancer is increasing every year and more people than ever before are turning to Orchid for support and information. The Dogs Bol**x will raise much needed funds and awareness to improve the outlook for men affected by prostate, testicular and penile cancer and support those we love.”

Further information

Further information can be found at www.orchid-cancer.org.uk



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