We have celebrated our 5th birthday this year and we are a sub group of the Pink Ladies Cancer Charity, we help males who have been effected by cancer and also help their families cope with it. We have ongoing events that new members are welcome to attend.
We have a range of services we provide for males that are explained in the services page. If you notice anything different we recommend that you go to your doctor, only a doctor can tell you what’s wrong (if anything) and if needed send you for further investigation.
GET TO KNOW THE SIGNS AND SYMPTONS
- Do you sometimes pass urine when you don’t expect to?
- Do you pass urine three or more times during the night?
- Are you bursting to go and then find you barely produce a trikle?
- Do you strain to pass urine, or does it take a long time to start?
- When you pass urine are you stopping and starting?
- Do you have any discomfort such as pain or a burning
- sensation when you pass urine?
- Does your bladder feel full aer you’ve finished?
- Is there any dribbling aer you’ve stopped?
- Have you ever seen blood in your urine?
Male Breast cancer:
- A painless lump or thickening in your breast tissue.
- Changes to the skin covering your breast, such as dimpling, puckering, redness or scaling.
- Changes to your nipple, such as redness or scaling, or a nipple that begins to turn inward.
- Discharge from your nipple.
It’s best to do a Testicular Self Examination during or right after a hot shower or bath. The scrotum (skin that covers the testicles) is most relaxed then, which makes it easier to examine the testicles.
Examine one testicle at a time. Both hands to gently roll each testicle(with slight pressure) between your fingers. Place your thumbs over the top of your testicle, with the index and middle fingers of each hand behind the testicle, and then roll it between your fingers. epididymis (the sperm-carrying tube), which feels so, rope-like, and slightly tender to pressure, and is located at the top of the back part of each testicle. This is a normal lump
- bleeding from the back passage (rectum) or blood in your poo.
- a change in your normal bowel habit, such as looser poo, pooing more often or constipation
- a lump that your doctor can feel in your back passage or tummy abdomen), more commonly on the right side.
- a feeling of needing to strain in your back passage (as if you need to poo), even after opening your bowels.
- pain in your abdomen or back passage tiredness and breathlessness caused by a lower than normal level of red blood cells (anaemia).
- losing weight
Pink Panthers would advise that you seek medical advice if you have any of the above symptoms.