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Testicular Cancer awareness, advice and support for men in the UK affected by testicular cancer.

about orchid

Orchid exists to save men’s lives from testicular, prostate and penile cancers through a range of support services, pioneering research and promoting awareness.

Formed in 1996 by former testicular cancer patient, Colin Osborne, Orchid is the only UK registered cancer charity to focus entirely on the male-specific cancers; prostate, penile and testicular. We offer support and information to people affected by or interested in male cancer through a dedicated medical research programme, education and awareness campaigns and a range of support services.



Whether you have been recently diagnosed with a male cancer, are a family member seeking more information or a healthcare professional looking to run an information session, Orchid is here to help.


our experts


Professor Jayanta Barua MD, MBChB, FRCSEd, FRCSEd(Urol), FEBU, Dip.MngmntOU
Jayanta is a consultant Urologist BHR  Hospitals Essex. His Honorary Title of Professor is currently held from the London South Bank University, as their Visiting Professor in Urlogy.


Professor Thomas Powles MBBS, MD, MRCP
Thomas is a Senior Lecturer in Urology Cancer and Honorary Consultant in Medical Oncology. MRC Senior Clinical Fellow.


Brian Garvey
Brian is a doctoral student in Counselling Psychology at City University in London. Brian works in a psychology department in the NHS.


Frank Harrington
Frank  is responsible for the Sports and Education  Programme at Orchid.



Katherine Mutsvangwa
Katherine is a Orchid Male Cancer Information Nurse and Senior Research Sister a Barts.


Rob Cornes
Rob is a Orchid Male Cancer Infomation Nurse and Uro-oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist BHR Hospitals Essex

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support networks

If you have been affected by testicular cancer and would like to support other men and their families or know of other local support groups please get in touch.