Every year over 50,000 men in the UK will be diagnosed with prostate, testicular and penile cancer. Of these men over 47,300 will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, over 2,200 will be diagnosed with testicular cancer and over 600 will be diagnosed with the rare penile cancer. Sadly, these numbers are increasing.
Orchid is the UK's leading charity working in the area of male-specific cancers. The charity provides support to people affected by or interested in these cancers through funding a world-class research programme, awareness and education campaigns and a range of vital support services.
These services include Orchid Male Cancer Information Nurse Specialists, a freephone National Male Cancer Helpline, a Testicular Cancer Counselling Service, a portfolio of publications, a testicular cancer microsite and schools resource pack "Your Privates", a dedicated website, newsletter, Roadshows and a unique Community Golf Programme.
Orchid works closely with health and social care professionals, community groups, schools and universities, other not-for-profit organisations, the business community, MPs and the media to raise awareness of these cancers and to campaign for better care and services.
To find out more about our work please visit www.orchid-cancer.org.uk
Orchid is a registered charity in England (1080540)