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Orchid Male Cancer Awareness Week 9-15 April 2018

The tenth Orchid Male Cancer Awareness Week will take place from the 9-15 April 2018. This important annual campaign is an opportunity to raise awareness of male specific cancers – prostate, testicular and penile cancer – and to provide practical advice, support and information on the detection, diagnosis and treatment of these diseases. Throughout Orchid Male Cancer Awareness Week a range of activities will be taking place.

  • Prostate Cancer Report. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK. It is predicated to become the most common cancer in the UK by 2030. The Week will see the launch of a new report “Prostate Cancer Britain’s Growing Problem” with a call for urgent action to be taken to address the challenges we face.
  • Survey. Over 50,000 men in the UK will be diagnosed with a male specific cancer in the next 12 months. Despite advances in treatment and increased awareness, there are still many misconceptions about these diseases. An independent survey has been commissioned to gain insight into general awareness of male specific cancers. The results of the survey will be launched at the start of the Week.
  • Roadshows and health information events. Our popular community Roadshows and health information events will be taking place across the UK.
  • Raising Awareness. A new Male Cancer Awareness Week poster and resource pack has been designed for use in companies, health centres, schools, colleges, libraries, sports centres and shopping centres. 

Orchid River Run. The annual Orchid River Run takes place on the evening of Wednesday, 11 April. Join runners for a beautiful run along the River Thames. Starting and finishing at Paternoster Square outside St Paul’s. Sign up and join the fun.