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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'If caught early, testicular cancer can be 98% curable'

The men's health charity Orchid has launched a confidential free phone National Male Cancer Helpline to answer any questions men might have about the disease and its symptoms.

Specialist nurses will staff the line Monday to Wednesday from 10am-6pm on 0808 802 0010.

Testicular cancer is the most common cancer in men aged between 15-45 years, with around 2,200-2,300 men being diagnosed each year. 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.

We're calling on London's busy men to take a few minutes to learn about how to carry out simple self checks and to recognise the early warning signs and symptoms regardless of their work obligations and pace of life. Getting an early diagnosis is vital - if caught early, testicular cancer can be 98% curable.

– Rebecca Porta, Orchid Chief Executive

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