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  • Prostate cancer conversations

    22nd October 2018

    “Manversation: the campaign for prostate cancer conversations” is a national campaign to equip and motivate men with a diagnosis of prostate cancer, to have important conversations about advanced prostate cancer symptoms, if and when they appear. If you know someone with prostate cancer and you notice a change in their ability to carry out day-to-day […]

  • Apply for an Orchid Study and Travel Award

    25th August 2018

    Orchid is pleased to offer a limited number of grants to young researchers and healthcare professionals such as nurses, working in the area of male cancers. Grants of up to £1,000 are designed to support ongoing professional development and can be used to contribute to the costs of registration, travel and accommodation at approved meetings […]

  • Men’s clothing company supports Orchid in the fight against male cancer

    13th July 2018

    Orchid is delighted that My Bollox is supporting the charity by donating 25% from every pair of boxers shorts sold when customers select ORCHID for their chosen charity.  Please visit www.mybollox.co.uk/shop to buy yours now and support Male Cancer.  Simply click on the pair(s) you want, select ORCHID from the drop down box and follow […]

  • Testicular cancer survivor tells his story

    6th June 2018

    Allen Darnell was diagnosed with Testicular Cancer in 2000, long before he started working with Morrison in 2005, and very few of his colleagues knew his story. He was brave enough to film his experiences to help in the fight against male cancer and encourage others to take ownership of their health. Orchid would like […]

  • London Marathon 2018 Success

    18th May 2018

    Twenty three runners, beat the heat and crossed the finishing line of this year’s London Marathon. To date, they have raised a staggering £62,000 and as a small charity, the funds raised will have a real impact on our work. If you would like to be part of our 2019 London Marathon team, we would […]

  • Report reveals 4 in 10 prostate cancer cases are diagnosed late and an impending crisis in prostate cancer provision

    9th April 2018

    A new report – Prostate Cancer: Britain’s Growing Problem – published by male cancer charity, Orchid, highlights a worrying trend in late prostate cancer diagnosis and calls for urgent action by men, healthcare professionals and UK health chiefs to avert a “ticking time bomb in terms of prostate cancer provision”. The report reveals that: • […]

  • One in three UK men say they know nothing about prostate cancer

    9th April 2018

    A new survey released today by male cancer charity, Orchid, to coincide with Male Cancer Awareness Week (9-15 April), highlights a worrying lack of awareness amongst men of prostate cancer, its symptoms and risk factors.   Of particular concern is the lack of awareness amongst those men at potential high risk of developing prostate cancer […]

  • #FACEuptoProstateCancer campaign

    9th April 2018

    “In response to figures that one in three men in the UK know nothing about prostate cancer, we have launched the #FACEuptoProstateCancer campaign to coincide with our annual Male Cancer Awareness week. FACE is a simple guide developed to help men learn about their own risk and consider the four key factors; family history, age, […]

  • Prostate Cancer: Britain’s Growing Problem

    9th April 2018

    “This Male Cancer Awareness Week we have launched our new report; Prostate Cancer: Britain’s Growing Problem where we are highlighting the worrying trend in late prostate cancer diagnosis. Through this report we are urging men, healthcare professionals and UK health chiefs to avert a “ticking time bomb in terms of prostate cancer provision”. To read […]

  • Orchid CEO Rebecca Porta comments on new prostate cancer mortality statistics

    2nd February 2018

      Today’s statistics showing that prostate cancer has overtaken breast cancer mortality are a stark warning that we urgently need to make a lot more progress in prostate cancer diagnosis, care and treatment. There are fewer clinical nurse specialists working in prostate cancer than breast cancer, prostate cancer is often diagnosed at later stages than […]