Male Cancer Awareness Week

Our annual Male Cancer Awareness Week takes place every September. It’s an important event in our calendar that gives us the opportunity to highlight essential health awareness messages for men at risk of testicular, prostate or penile cancer.

With low awareness of penile, testicular and prostate cancer – and the number of men diagnosed rising each year – our annual campaign is more important than ever.

Each year we highlight health messages about these three specific diseases. This helps men, their families and healthcare professionals to learn about male cancer and improve their understanding of the signs and symptoms. By promoting our services and resources, we hope men and their families will gain a better understanding of where to go for help and treatment.

Male Cancer Awareness Week 2024 will take place from 16-22 September 2024.

For more information about Orchid’s 2024 campaign click here.

Recent Male Cancer Awareness Week Highlights

Older Men Get Testicular Cancer Too!

Our 2022 Male Cancer Awareness Week was focused on testicular cancer in older men. Whilst it is important that younger men self-examine and recognise the signs and symptoms of testicular cancer, this is a disease that can still affect men when they are older. We ran a campaign called ‘Older Men Get Testicular Cancer Too!’ highlighting the need to continue self-exams and highlighting other symptoms to look out for.

My Penile Cancer Journey

In 2021, we launched a new animated video called My Penile Cancer Journey. It reached 108,000 people, mainly via social media, introducing people to the disease and the need to seek help quickly. The video created a talking point for a day dedicated to penile cancer with a virtual conference for health care professionals and survivors. You can watch the video here.