Check Your Chaps Campaign
#CheckYourChaps set to return to ITV Lorraine this week
Testicular cancer most commonly affects men between the ages of 15-45. Statistically it is the most common cancer in men aged between 25 and 49. Over 2,200 men are diagnosed with the disease every year in the UK and numbers are increasing. In 2015 a new, high profile testicular cancer awareness campaign was launched on the Lorraine programme, Check your Chaps. The aim was to encourage women and men to be aware of the signs and symptoms of testicular cancer and to carry out regular self-checks. Supported by Brian McFadden, member of the boyband Westlife, the week long campaign saw interviews with TV doctor Dr Hilary Jones, Orchid researcher Dr Jonathan Shamash and Orchid case studies talk about their experiences, their fight to beat the disease and their advice on checking and getting seen at the earliest opportunity. One of our brave volunteers even undertook a live self check under the instruction of Dr Hilary Jones.
We are pleased to announce that this year the campaign returns and is set to be ably led by Emmerdale actor Matthew Wolfenden and actress Gemma Oaten. Make sure you tune in to Lorraine all this week to see the campaign in action. You can show your support by getting checking yourself or getting your men to check themselves and joining in the Twitter conversation using the hashtag #CheckYourChaps http://www.itv.com/lorraine/health/how-to-test-your-testicles
For more information about testicular cancer including signs and symptoms, treatment and care please visit www.orchid-cancer.org.uk/testicular-cancer You can also speak to one of our Nurse Specialists on our Freephone Male Cancer Helpline 0808 802 0010.
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