Men's

Every year 50,000 men are diagnosed with prostate, testicular or penile cancer – 49,000 of those will be prostate cancer.

Prostate cancer

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men. It usually develops slowly and can show no signs or years.

Symptoms

  • Peeing more frequently, often at night
  • Weak flow of pee
  • Straining when peeing
  • Feeling your bladder is not emptying
  • Blood in pee or semen

These symptoms should not be ignored. They may not be cancer, but you should speak to your GP if you experience any of them.

Treatment

The type of treatment you receive will depend on the location and stage of your cancer. The main treatments include:

  • Surgery
  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiotherapy
  • Hormone therapy

Your treatment plan may have a combination of these.

Testicular cancer

Testicular cancer usually affects men aged between 15 and 49. It is a less common cancer.

Symptoms

  • Lump or enlargement in either of your testicles
  • Discomfort or pain in testicle or scrotum
  • Scrotum feeling heavy

It is important to be aware of what your testicles feel like normally, by regularly checking them. If you notice anything different you should get it check out by your GP.

Treatment

The type of treatment you receive will depend on the location and stage of your cancer. The main treatments include:

  • Surgery
  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiotherapy

Your treatment plan may have a combination of these.

Penile cancer

Penile cancer is a rare and affects the skin of the penis and foreskin.

Symptoms

  • Growth or sore that does not heal for 4 weeks
  • Rash
  • Bleeding from penis or foreskin
  • Smelly discharge
  • Thickening of the skin, making it difficult to pull back the foreskin
  • Change in colour of skin
  • Lump in the groin
  • Weight loss
  • Pain in tummy

If you notice any changes to the look of your penis or have smelly discharge you should speak to your GP.

Treatment

The type of treatment you receive will depend on the location and stage of your cancer. The main treatments include:

  • Surgery
  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiotherapy

Your treatment plan may have a combination of these.

Support and more information available

Prostate Support

Contact: Peter Smith
Phone: 0800 035 5302

South Warwickshire Prostate Cancer Support Group

www.southwarwickshirepcsg.org.uk
Contact: Doug Badger
Phone: 01789 488422
Text: 07784 545513
Email: badgersett@live.co.uk

NHS

Prostate cancer
Testicular cancer
Penile cancer
 

Cancer Research UK

Prostate cancer
Testicular cancer
Penile cancer

Macmillan

Prostate cancer
Testicular cancer
Penile cancer

Baggy Trousers

Ball Boys

Movember

Odd Balls

Orchid

Prostaid

Prostate Cancer Research

Prostate Cancer UK

Prostate Project

Tackle Prostate

Testicular Cancer Network

Testicular Cancer Society

Urology Foundation

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