Listeners get free advice about male cancers

Radio Clatterbridge listeners have been given advice about male cancers.

A specialist nurse and project manager came into the studio to raise awareness.

Frank Harrington and Suresh Rambaran giving advice in the studio

Suresh Rambaran and Frank Harrington want to break down the barriers which often lead to men leaving their health problems too late.

The pair appeared on Live From The Bridge at the request of presenter Ian Grant who has been helping the campaign in his role as Community Life Champion at Asda.

Listeners heard how the Orchid charity was set up in 1996 to support and educate people and research male cancers.

"Men care about it but they don't want to admit that they care about it." - Frank Harrington, Orchid Male Cancer

Every year over 50,000 men in the UK will be diagnosed with prostate, testicular and penile cancer. The vast majority of those will have prostate cancer.

Suresh, a nurse specialising in prostate cancer, appealed for men to come forward because treatment is more successful when cancer is found earlier.

"Men need to take some responsibility, stop burying their head in the sand and don't being embarrassed. By being more responsible we could save your life." - Suresh Rambaran, specialist nurse

Ian and Suresh in a wet Liverpool One

The men gave advice at Asda stores in Bromborough and Arrowe Park and in the Liverpool One shopping centre.

Visit the Orchid website for more information about male cancers.


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