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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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    testicular health and awareness


    Schools Pack

    Your private’s schools pack is designed to raise awareness of testicular cancer and has been accredited by the PSHE Association. It contains an embedded PDF presentation with several informative videos. There is also a Teacher’s Guide and a Quiz.

    The presentation is designed to run for 15-20 minutes with class discussion.

    There are also two supplementary slides at the end of the presentation with videos which can be discussed if needed.

    The aim of the pack is to enable students to identify the risk factors for testicular cancer and be able to perform Testicular Self Examination on a regular basis to check for any possible problems. The ideal age is from 12 years upwards, secondary school pupils.

    To download the resource pack please click here.

    Depending on your broadband speed this may take a few minutes.


    • Unzip file(s) using winzip
    • Print and read Teachers guide
    • Open presentation go to view toolbar and select Full Screen Mode – Adobe software will be needed to display the  presentation which can then be controlled similar to a Power Point presentation. To exit press ESC key.

    • You will need to manually click each video to play and close the screen   afterwards.

    We would like to send you a free testicular cancer booklet and 25 Z-cards on testicular cancer awareness to compliment the resource pack. If you would like these resources please could you email us with:

    • your name
    • role
    • email address
    • school address

    We would also like to keep you informed of any future projects that we are undertaking.

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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.

    • Scotland
    • Cahonas
    • info@cahonasscotland.com
    • Coming soon!
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    • England North West
    • Check em lads
    • Liverpool
      Philly Morris
    • Coming soon!
    • Bristol
    • It's in the Bag
    • Contact: hello@itsinthebag.org.uk
      Sue Brand 0117 342 3472
      or Pete Styles 07771710733
    • Guernsey
    • MUG
    • The Male Uprising in Guernsey
      Charitable Foundation Reg No. 1
      1st Floor, Lefebvre Place,
      Lefebvre Street, St. Peter Port,
      Guernsey GY1 2JP

      E: trevor.kelham@me.com
      T: 07911 721 614