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Check your man for testicular cancer

New research released today by Orchid, the male cancer charity, has found that 50% of men would feel more comfortable if their partner checked their testicles for the signs and symptoms of testicular cancer, instead of their GP. Despite this statistic, 62% of men admit that their partner never carries out these vital checks.

The survey of 1,000 men aged 16-45 also found that 36% of men admit that embarrassment stops them seeing their GP for a testicle check-up, which highlights how important it is for women to be proactive in checking their man’s testicles.

HIS HEALTH IN YOUR HANDS

In light of this new research, Orchid will be continuing ‘His Health In Your Hands’ campaign for the coming year, which calls on women to be proactive in encouraging their man to be aware of the signs and symptoms of the three male specific cancers – testicular, penile and prostate – so they can seek advice as early as possible.

If you would like more information about Orchid and how you can help fight male cancer visit their website www.orchid-cancer.org.uk.

About male cancer:

Prostate cancer is the most common male cancer and kills 1 man an hour in the UK equating to 10,000 men p.a. Affecting men mainly over the age of 65, in nearly ½ of cases the disease will have spread before diagnosis making it far harder to treat.

Testicular cancer is the most common cancer amongst young men aged 15-45 and affects 2,000 men p.a. If caught early enough it has a cure rate of over 95% and yet in over 1/3 cases the disease will have spread before diagnosis.

Penile cancer, though mercifully rarer – less than 400 cases p.a., also affects men mainly over the age of 60 although there are younger cases. Sadly 1 in 4 men with penile cancer will not survive.

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