ORCHID MALE CANCER AWARENESS WEEK
Orchid Male Cancer Awareness Week is an annual campaign and an opportunity to raise awareness of male-specific cancers – prostate, testicular and penile cancer. During the week health care professionals will publicize and provide practical advice, support and information on the detection, and diagnosis treatment of these diseases.
Did you know:
Cancer mortality is higher among men than women – 196.8 per 100,000 men and 139.6 per 100,000 women. (National Cancer Institute)
Prostate cancer death rates declined by 52% from 1993 to 2015 (American Cancer Society).
HOW TO OBSERVE
- Men get a prostate screening.
- Women, remind your men to get a prostate screening.
- Follow on social media with #malecancerawarenessweek, #prostatecancer.
- Learn more about cancer at this website: orchid-cancer.org.uk
The charity called Orchid started the annual week in 2008 and promotes it each year. Orchid works on behalf of anyone affected by or interested in male cancer – prostate, testicular and penile cancer.