Our partnership with Orchid, that launched in January 2013 has reached an amazing milestone and together we have raised over a million pounds! This support means Orchid have been able to provide more information to men and their families via the Orchid Male Cancer Information service – and invested more funds towards research to help find better ways to diagnose, treat and manage male specific cancer.
Every year in the UK over 43,000 men are diagnosed with a male specific cancer. No matter where you live, whatever your background and wherever you work, every man could be affected by male cancer at some point in their life.
Men struggle to speak about their problems, leaving them less likely to seek help or advice if they have a medical concern. Our partnership is helping to breakdown these barriers and together we can help more people like Paul:
Paul pictured here with his son is a testicular cancer survivor, Orchid supporter and most importantly a very proud dad. Paul said of his experience: "When I was diagnosed I was terrified of what might happen to me. All I knew was that cancer killed people, and I immediately thought the worst that this could potentially kill me. Our son was 7 months old at the time and the most frightening thing was the thought that I wouldn’t be there to see my son grow up, or to support my wife.Read more here