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75% of London men 'unaware of testicular cancer signs'

Three quarters of London men are unaware of how to correctly check themselves for the signs and symptoms of testicular cancer, according to a new survey by a men's health charity.

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75% of London men 'don't know testicular cancer signs'

Three quarters of London men are unaware of how to correctly check themselves for the signs and symptoms of testicular cancer, according to a new survey by a men's health charity.

A testicular cancer tumour, seen under a microscope inside a testis. Credit: ITV News

Around half of the 3,000 men surveyed by Orchid, said they would 'shy away' from showing their GP if they discovered a lump.

Orchid Chief Executive Rebecca Porta said: "Awareness of the disease has improved in the past 5 years, but these findings show that vital life-saving health messages still aren't reaching the vast majority of men.

Getting an early diagnosis is vital - if caught early, testicular cancer can be 98% curable.

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