Health

Dr Hilary answers your male cancer questions

Over the past two weeks we have been raising awareness of testicular and prostate cancer through our Check Your Chaps campaign. As part of our campaign finale, Dr Hilary will be on the show on Thursday 21 April to answer your questions.

So if you have any concerns relating to prostate and testicular cancer, get in touch by sending a question to Dr Hilary via e-mail OR better yet, why not send in a video message using the following guidelines:

All videos must be no more than 10 seconds
Videos must be filmed in landscape.
Please attach a daytime contact telephone number
All submissions must be 18 or over

Please send your video or written question to: lorraine@itv.com by midday on Wednesday 20 April.

Dr Hilary shows us how to perform a testicular self-examination

More information about Check Your Chaps can be found here

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Check Your Chaps raises awareness of prostate cancer

Check Your Chaps is back for a second year, aiming to raise awareness of testicular and prostate cancer - two of the most common cancers in men.

We're encouraging men to check themselves and women to make sure their chaps are checking for signs and symptoms, in order to get us all more clued up and debunk any embarrassment - because early detection really does save lives.

This week we're focusing on prostate cancer, the most common form of male cancer, an awareness drive led by actress Gemma Oaten, whose own father survived the disease.

It was during last year's Check Your Chaps campaign that viewer Roy Forest realised something was wrong after Dr Hilary described the signs of symptoms of prostate cancer.

His wife, Jennie, encouraged him to have a medical check-up and within weeks he was diagnosed.

Shortly after his diagnosis, Roy had keyhole surgery to remove his prostate. As the cancer was caught in its earliest, most curable stages, it had not had a chance to spread.

Watch the full story below:

Matthew Wolfenden talks testicles with Emmerdale cast

How much do you know about testicular cancer?

More than two thirds of the UK male population worry about getting cancer, but worryingly few know the signs and symptoms to look out for.

So today Matthew Wolfenden took our Check Your Chaps campaign to Emmerdale to raise awareness and to see how much they know about the disease.

So, who was on the, ahem, ball and who wasn't? Watch the video to find out!

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Do you have a question about testicular or prostate cancer? Get in touch with Dr Hilary here

Find out more about the Check Your Chaps campaign here

Check Your Chaps is supported by Prostate Cancer UK and male cancer charity Orchid.

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Poll: Are you trained in First Aid?

Blue star Antony Costa has urged all parents to learn First Aid after his daughter suffered a dramatic seizure last year.

The 34 year old has spoken openly about the terrifying experience, and believes all parents should know what to do in a medical emergency.

It's got us wondering - how many of you would know what to do in an emergency? Are you First Aid trained? Take our poll and let us know before midnight on Wednesday 13 April. Results will be revealed live on tomorrow's show.

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Matthew Wolfenden meets testicular cancer survivors

Chatting to them has made me realise just how important it is to get clued up about testicular cancer

– Emmerdale's Matthew Wolfenden inspired by two men who beat testicular cancer

Emmerdale's Matthew Wolfenden is leading this year's Check Your Chaps campaign - an initiative aimed at raising awareness of testicular and prostate cancer; two of the most common cancers in men.

Check Your Chaps 2016

Lorraine today launched Check Your Chaps and fronting this year's campaign is Emmerdale's Matthew Wolfenden and actress Gemma Oaten. Check Your Chaps is an initiative aimed at raising awareness of testicular and prostate cancer - two of the most common cancers in men.

We're encouraging viewers up and down the country to check their "chaps" regularly for early signs of these cancers, whilst dispelling embarrassment in the hope of saving countless lives.

How to perform a testicular examination

How to test your testicles

A massive 98 percent of testicular cancer cases can be treated if caught early enough. Testicular Self Examination (TSE) is the easiest way to identify any potential testicular problems. It only takes a few minutes to perform and is best performed monthly after a bath or shower when the scrotum is warm and relaxed.