If you have any concerns or need advice, contact these fantastic charities that can support you and answer any questions. If you notice any lumps, bumps or changes, make an appointment with your GP immediately.
- UCARE (Urology Cancer Research and Education) is an independent charity committed to improving the treatment and care of cancer patients through research and education.
In 2017 we celebrated 10 years of finding new ways to fight cancer. Urological cancers include penile, prostate and testicular cancer.
- Prostate Cancer UK
- Prostate Cancer UK's top priority is funding research to stop prostate cancer killing men. We’re investing millions to find better treatments and better tests that can spot fast-growing cancers early, and could be used in a screening programme to save thousands of lives.
- Website: https://prostatecanceruk.org/
- Orchid is the UK’s leading charity working on behalf of anyone affected by or interested in male cancer – prostate, testicular and penile cancer. Established in 1996 by testicular cancer patient, Colin Osborne MBE and the oncologist who saved his life, Professor Tim Oliver, Orchid exists to save men’s lives from male cancer through a range of support services, education and awareness campaigns and a pioneering research programme.
- Website: https://orchid-cancer.org.uk/
- It's in the bag
- It’s in the Bag Cancer Support provide hands-on support for men with testicular cancer in the South-West of England, as well as raising awareness of the disease across the region and beyond.
Established in 2009, It’s in the Bag is run by a group of testicular cancer survivors with support from specialist NHS staff.
We have three simple aims:
Being diagnosed with testicular cancer and going through treatment is a huge challenge – physically, mentally and emotionally. We provide a range of activities and initiatives to help men through this tough time.
We teach men the importance of checking their balls regularly and taking any issues straight to their GP. Spreading this knowledge promotes earlier diagnosis, which often means simpler, more effective treatment and better chances of a cure.
With UK cure rates for testicular cancer running above 98%, we focus on survival – helping guys tackle the emotional and practical impact of cancer, both during treatment and beyond.
To find out more: https://www.itsinthebag.org.uk