Orchid Male Cancer Awareness Roadshows are coming to Glasgow and Edinburgh! 

Published: 19th October 2015

The Orchid Male Cancer Awareness Roadshows are coming to Glasgow and Edinburgh to raise awareness of testicular, penile and prostate cancers, signs and symptoms and risk factors amongst men, their families and anyone interested or concerned about these male cancers at the following times and locations:

  • Thursday 22nd October 2015, 9.30am – 5pm at Buchanan Street, Glasgow City Centre, G1 2GF (located outside Sainsbury’s, 236-240, Buchanan Street, Glasgow, G1 2GF).
  • Friday 23rd October 2015, 9.30am – 5pm at St Enoch Square, Glasgow City Centre, G1 4BW (located outside Costa Coffee, Unit 233, Ground Floor, St Enoch Centre, 55 St Enoch Square, Glasgow, G1 4BW).
  • Sunday 25th October 2015, 9.30am – 5pm at Castle Street near the corner of Princes Street, Edinburgh City Centre.

Orchid is a leading national charity dedicated to raising awareness of these male cancers, providing support services and pioneering the latest in male cancer research.

Orchid Male Cancer Awareness Roadshows provide the latest information from an Orchid Male Cancer Information Nurse Specialist, who will be on hand to offer free information and advice on how to check for the signs of penile, prostate and testicular cancer, and to discuss the latest news and developments in male cancer treatments.

Rebecca Porta, Chief Executive, Orchid comments:

“Our research highlights there is an urgent need to raise awareness of male cancers in Glasgow and Edingburgh. Our Male Cancer Awareness Roadshows will offer anyone interested in or affected by male cancer the opportunity to learn more about the diseases from a dedicated Nurse Specialist. We are particularly keen to increase awareness of the rarer penile cancer. Cases of this disease have increased in recent years. We hope this event will help improve the understanding of male cancers in the local community and provide vital knowledge that will help save lives”.

Rob Cornes, Orchid Male Cancer Information Nurse Specialist says:

“Getting an early diagnosis is vital – for example, if caught early, testicular cancer can be 98% curable. It is crucial that men are familiar with the signs and symptoms and feel comfortable seeking professional advice if they have any concerns or worrying symptoms. We really hope that men in and around Buchanan Street, St Enoch Square and Edinburgh City Centre will take the opportunity to come to the Roadshow to meet the Orchid team”.

Orchid is very grateful to the Scottish Government for their generous grant towards Orchid’s Male Cancer Awareness Roadshows.

 

 

Notes to Editors Orchid is the UK’s leading registered charity focused exclusively on male-specific cancers. Formed in 1996 by a testicular cancer patient, Orchid exists to save men’s lives from testicular, prostate, and penile cancers through pioneering research, the provision of specialist information and support, campaigns and raising awareness. www.orchid-cancer.org.uk

Those who have concerns relating to male specific cancers can seek specialist advice and support from a team of male cancer information nurse specialists every Monday and Wednesday from 10am-5pm on the freephone Orchid Male Cancer Helpline 0808 802 0010. The Nurse Specialists can also be contacted via a new email service at helpline@orchidcancer.org.uk

Testicular cancer is the most common cancer amongst young men aged 15-45 and affects over 2,000 men in the UK every year. If caught early enough it has a cure rate of over 98%.

Penile cancer, although rarer – with an estimated 500 cases every year in the UK – is on the increase, with the incidence up by 21% in just over 30 years. Early diagnosis means better treatment options.

Prostate cancer is the most common male cancer and kills 1 man an hour in the UK equating to 10,000 men every year.

For more information please contact:

James M. Butcher

Spink

01444 811099

www.spinkhealth.com