Latest news from Orchid

  • Helpline Services

    21st December 2016

    Please note that on Monday 6 February 2017 the Orchid National Male Cancer Helpline will not be available.

  • New Book ‘Music is Medicine’ Released to Help People Going Through Medical Treatment

    7th December 2016

    Orchid Ambassador John Osborne, has published a book to help people who are undergoing medical treatment through music. Having been diagnosed with penile cancer in early 2016, John realised that specially chosen pieces of music can have a positive effect on people who are going through complex medical procedures. John said, “As a musician I […]

  • #CheckYourPockets for Orchid this #Giving Tuesday

    28th November 2016

    Tuesday 29th November is #GivingTuesday, the day to dig deep and #CheckYourPockets for any unusual lumps and bumps! We want you to put your hand in your pocket for any coins, notes and cards you might find and to have a route around to check for any unusual bumps or lumps that you might be […]

  • Penile Cancer Z-card

    Orchid launches new penile cancer awareness campaign #indenial

    8th November 2016

    New research carried out by Orchid reveals that only 6% of adults in the UK would recognise one of the most common signs of penile cancer.  Furthermore over 72% of adults were likely to confuse the signs or penile cancer with a sexually transmitted disease. This is despite cases of the disease increasing in recent […]

  • Orchid receives fantastic donation from Bawbags Underwear

    27th September 2016

    We are delighted to have received a donation of £5,000 from long term Orchid supporter, Bawabags Underwear. Bawbags presented the wonderful donation to the charity at The Red Bull Air Show, held at Ascot in August. To help present the cheque, Bawbags were joined by cyclists Danny, Ali and Duncan from Danny MacAskill’s Drop and […]

  • Orchid Penile Cancer Booklet

    Penile Cancer Meeting Sunderland 29/11/16

    21st September 2016

    Penile Cancer:  creating support 29th November 2016, 11.00-16.00 Doxford B Suite; The Industry Centre, University of Sunderland, Sunderland Enterprise Park West, Colima Avenue, Sunderland SR5 3XB. This is an opportunity for those affected by penile cancer, men and their partners, to meet and discuss in a relaxed atmosphere the best way forward in creating and […]

  • Ever wanted to run the London Marathon?

    16th September 2016

    A record breaking 253,930 people entered the ballot to run in the 2017 London Marathon and we can see why: Just imagine it, taking to the streets of London, with thousands of people lining the roads cheering you on!  It’s an experience like no other and we can assure you it’ll be a memory that […]

  • Where is Willy?

    16th September 2016

    Join the fight against male cancer! Don your inflatable penis costume (suit provided) and run, jog or walk our iconic 2k route around the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to raise awareness of Penile Cancer. Sign up here

  • Big Lottery logo

    Orchid Cancer Appeal and Cancer Black Care join forces and win Big Lottery funding to tackle prostate cancer in black African and Caribbean men

    16th August 2016

    Orchid and Cancer Black Care have been awarded Big Lottery funding to undertake a new three-year joint project to raise awareness of prostate cancer among black African and Caribbean men and provide specialist support for men who have been diagnosed. The project will help to educate men in this group about their risk, encourage them […]

  • Orchid Penile Cancer Booklet

    Penile Cancer Support Meeting 4th October

    11th August 2016

    Orchid is committed to developing a range of services for men affected by penile cancer. One of the services we have been asked to consider developing is an online community for men who have been recently diagnosed with penile cancer, those undergoing treatment and those who have been through an experience of penile cancer. We […]