Each year around 2,400 men are diagnosed with testicular cancer in the UK, and 55,000 globally. As a result of the disease around 60 young men will die each year. The disease most often affects men between the ages of 15 and 45, and is the most common cancer in men between the ages of 25 and 49.
According to https://orchid-cancer.org.uk/testicular-cancer/ the possible symptoms of testicular cancer may include:
It is recommended that men perform regular self-examination of the testicles, and attend their GP if they notice the above symptoms or anything else unusual. If testicular cancer is diagnosed quickly there is a greater chance of a cure.
Orchid is the UK’s leading charity working with anyone affected by or interested in male cancer: prostate, testicular and penile cancer. Their aim is to save men’s lives from male cancer by providing a range of support services, education and awareness campaigns, and a pioneering world-class research programme.
There are a variety of ways for you to get in touch with Orchid including:
Between 9th and 15th April 2018 the tenth Orchid Male Cancer Awareness Week will take place. During this week Orchid will be taking the opportunity to raise awareness of these male specific cancers together with providing practical advice, support, and information on male cancer detection, diagnosis and treatment. Orchid will be undertaking a range of activities including:
For more information please visit Orchid’s website: https://orchid-cancer.org.uk/about-us/press-office/ or contact them on:
Wolferstans is fully supportive of the Orchid Male Cancer Awareness Week and more information can be found on our website: https://wolferstans.com/category/medical-negligence/