It should be easier
for men who are worried about cancer to see a medical professional.
Chief executive of Orchid Rebecca Porta said that cancer treatment is most
effective if the disease is diagnosed early and a combination of male hesitancy
and lax medical practises were preventing this from occurring in many cases.
"Men often tell us that it has taken a long time to pluck up the courage
to go and see the GP," she stated.
Often that decision can take weeks in itself, so it is vital that a GP can see
them straight away, but some men find that they then find it difficult to get
an appointment at all, explained Ms Porta.
She also believes that greater awareness about prostate and testicular cancer
could help to save lives.
If men were to be more open about the disease and self check in a similar way
to which women do for breast cancer, earlier treatment may be possible in some
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Cancer treatment news : 29 April 2012