Testicular cancer is a type of cancer that forms in one of the testicles and is the most common cancer in younger men aged between 15 and 34 years in Ireland.
Every year about 172 men are diagnosed with this cancer however the survival rate for testicular cancer has increased dramatically in recent years to over 95% due to increased awareness and better treatment options. 91.5% of all cases of testicular cancer are in men aged under 50 years of age.
Treatment does not normally affect a man’s erectile function or masculinity, making testicular cancer one of the most curable of all internal cancers if diagnosed early.
There’s no way to prevent testicular cancer and no one knows for sure what causes it. Carrying out a regular self-check or self-examination of your testicles following a shower or bath is the best way identify testicular cancer at its earliest stage.
If you experience any of these symptoms it doesn’t mean you have Testicular cancer but you should still pay a visit to your GP.
Click here for a Guide to Self-Check.
Prostate cancer is a slow growing, malignant cancer that develops in the walnut-sized prostate gland.
The chance of developing Prostate cancer increases with age and with a family history. There are 3,267 new cases diagnosed annually. It is the top most common invasive cancer diagnosed in men.
There’s no proven Prostate cancer prevention strategy. But you may reduce your risk of Prostate cancer by making healthy choices including:
If you experience any of these symptoms, don’t panic! They may be a sign that you have something other than Prostate cancer but it’s important to get checked out by your GP.
Bowel cancer (also known as Colo-rectal cancer) is the second most common invasive cancer in men, with one in ten men likely to be diagnosed with the disease by age 85. 2,436 new cases of Colo-rectal/Bowel cancer are diagnosed in Ireland annually. 1,405 of these are in men compared to 1,031 in women.
Lung cancer can be grouped into two main types: non-small cell lung cancer and small cell lung cancer.
Non-small cell lung cancer affects the cells that line the tubes into the lungs (main bronchi) and smaller airways.
Small cell lung cancer tends to start in the middle of the lungs and is usually not found before the cancer has spread to the blood stream.
Skin cancer is the most common cancer in Ireland with an average of over 9,000 new cases being diagnosed every year. It is expected that these numbers will rise in the future so the key is to reduce your risks and see your GP if you are worried about anything.
If you spend a lot of time working outdoors or spending time in the sun you are at a greater risk of skin cancer, including melamona.
Most people like to get a little sun but we all need to be smart that we are not risking out health. Here are 3 simple rules