Orchid is a charity which seeks to help raise awareness and fund research into male-specific cancers. Male-specific cancers include; prostate, testicular and penile cancers, and over 50,000 men a year in the UK are diagnosed with one of these cancers each year. The number of men affected is increasing, however through research, education and awareness, men are more likely to see the early warning signs and seek treatment earlier, which makes a positive outcome much more likely. Orchid want to ensure that men have the knowledge regarding male-specific cancers, and that research is being done to help treatment options. They fund an outstanding research programme, as well as continually raising awareness and running numerous education campaigns and offering a variety of services to those affected by these illnesses.
The Services That Orchid Offers
The support services available include; a Testicular Cancer Counselling Service, a Freephone Male Cancer Helpline, a huge range of publications, Roadshows, and health events. They also work with schools and provide the testicular cancer microsite and school resource packs. All of their resources are free of charge, and the demand for their services has increased significantly with Orchid distributing over 490,000 articles of information, from publications to DVDs, just last year. They rely on donations and volunteers to continue their work, and their funds go towards growing their support services, publishing more newsletters, leaflets and booklets to help educate people, and developing their important research.
For more information please visit www.orchid-cancer.org.uk
Registered in England with the Charity Commission No 1080540
Company Registered in England No. 3963360