Know the symptoms of prostate cancer

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK and one man dies from the disease every hour in the UK.

Over 42,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer every year in the UK and it is estimated that by 2030, prostate cancer will be the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the UK.

  • 1 in 8 men will get prostate cancer in the UK - and these numbers are likely to increase drastically over the next 5-10 years
  • 1 in 4 black men will get prostate cancer in the UK – double the risk faced by all men in the UK
  • over 300,000 men are living with and after prostate cancer in the UK
  • Every year around 10,000 men will die from the disease

Firemen raise the heat with calendar

Brian and Vogue prose with West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service

Today Brian and Vogue are live from West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service HQ meeting groups of men who save lives as part of their day job, but also go that extra mile for charity by making a fireman calendar!

We speak with Dominic Furby, Station Commander who came up with the idea of the calendar and has seen male colleagues battle with cancer.

Watch Dr Hilary carry out a testicular examination

Send us your healthy selfie

Diagnosed with testicular cancer aged 25

It's day three of our Check Your Chaps campaign - aimed at raising awareness of testicular and prostate cancer - two of the most common cancers in men. This week we are focusing on testicular. If found at an early stage a cure rate of 98% is usually possible in testicular cancer patients.

On the sofa we have former footballer Griff Jones who was diagnosed at 25. Although he had a testicle removed the cancer had spread, and he underwent emergency chemotherapy. He is now all clear and his girlfriend is expecting a baby.

Check yourself or your chap for testicular cancer

Watch Dr Hilary carry out a testicular examination

Send us your healthy selfie

We want your healthy selfies!

We'll be telling you toCheck Your Chaps from next week and we've already got a few of our ITV friends to help us spread the message of being aware of male cancers by posing in 'healthy selfies'.

Want to join us? Simply tweet or instagram us a picture of yourself giving the thumbs up using the hashtag #CheckYourChaps to show you'll be checking yourself or your man for signs of testicular or prostate cancer.

You can also send your healthy selfies to us at lorraine@itv.com.

Find out how to check for testicular cancer

Find out more about prostate cancer

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Vogue Williams and Brian McFadden

Dr Hilary does a testicular examination

It's day two of our Check Your Chaps campaign which seeks to encourage early detection of testicular and prostate cancer - and Dr Hilary is here to show us exactly how to check the testicles in a live demonstration.

We also catch up with some rugby players who are supporting the cause and learning more about checking themselves.

Find out more about how to check the testicles

Support the cause and send us your healthy selfies

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How to test your testicles

A massive 98% 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 will be warm and relaxed. Check out these tips we got from male cancer charity Orchid.

Get Orchid's self examination tips

Check each testicle separately, using one or both of your hands (see link above for reference). Roll each testicle between the thumb and forefinger to check that the surface is free of lumps or bumps. Do not squeeze! Get to know your balls; their size, texture and anatomy. Identify the epididymis or sperm collecting tube, often mistaken for an abnormal lump that runs behind each testicle (Figure 2).

It's time to Check Your Chaps

Todays the launch of our Check Your Chaps campaign - aimed at raising awareness of testicular and prostate cancer - two of the most common cancers in men.

As the title suggests we're encouraging viewers up and down the country to check their chaps regularly for the early signs of these cancers. By checking your chap we are aiming for partners to encourage men to take a closer inspection, or give a nudge to see their GP if anything untoward is found. Basically we are throwing away the notion of embarrassment in the hope of saving lives.

For week one we'll be focusing solely on the ever-important matter of testicular cancer.

Today were joined by the campaigns' celebrity ambassadors - husband and wife Brian McFadden and Vogue Williams alongside Dr Hilary Jones.

Brian, Vogue and Dr Hilary