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Kym Marsh's dad, 76, diagnosed with 'incurable prostate cancer' after delaying check-up

Kym Marsh's dad, 76, diagnosed with 'incurable prostate cancer' after delaying check-up

“But you know what men are like, we can be stubborn. In the end my wife, Pauline, dragged me along to get it checked out — I didn’t want to cause a fuss, and the NHS have been very busy, of course.

“For a long time you just couldn’t get appointments. I want to make it clear, I don’t blame the NHS for my situation, not at all. The treatment has been wonderful and I’m very grateful, but obviously it has been a very difficult year or two for them.”

Looking to the future, he said: “Obviously my big hope is that other men like me will see this and not leave things too long.

He reiterated the important message: “But the earlier you catch these things the better chance you have.”

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Love Island star Demi Jones, 21, diagnosed with thyroid cancer after noticing lump on neck

Love Island star Demi Jones, 21, diagnosed with thyroid cancer after noticing lump on neck

Demi later told fans to “chase it up” if appointments get cancelled as she was due to have her check-up six months prior to the date she visited the hospital.

She said: “At my scan, they said, ‘Everything looks fine’ and went to send me on my way. I challenged it and asked if they could do more, in which they said, ‘Oh well we can test the fluid if you want us to?'”

The reality star later added: “Thank god I asked as it was the fluid that can be potentially cancerous. Always push!”

There are four main types of Thyroid cancer including papillary carcinoma, follicular carcinoma, medullary thyroid carcinoma, anaplastic thyroid carcinoma.

Symptoms of Thyroid cancer include a painless lump or swelling in the front of the neck, swollen glands, unexplained hoarseness, a sore throat and difficulty swallowing, according to the NHS.

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UT student diagnosed with testicular cancer at 17 years old shares story to educate others

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UT student diagnosed with testicular cancer at 17 years old shares story to educate others

AUSTIN (KXAN) — April is Testicular Cancer Awareness Month.

It is a time when men are encouraged to learn the signs and symptoms of the serious illness, and for Norman Torres, it’s a time to educate.

“It was just a really hard time especially junior year when you are preparing for college applications and you want everything to go perfect,” said Torres. “It was not a part of my plan then again cancer is not a part of anyone’s plan.”

Norman was diagnosed with testicular cancer in high school at 17 years old and is now a senior at The University of Texas in Austin. He has been cancer-free for almost five years.

“Testicular cancer is one of the most common cancers in young men and we don’t know that,” Torres said. “It is not something talked about and it is so common that you would expect for us to talk about it, but we don’t.”

Dr. Christopher Sweeney, a medical oncologist at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, says early testing and screening can save lives.

“About 1 in 270 men will get testicular cancer and with a cure rate of about 95% about 1 in 7,000 will actually die of it,” said Sweeney. “What we have seen actually is later presentation leads to worse outcomes.”

Campaigns and groups like Movember have formed to spread awareness and push men to get screened, but also self-check for any signs.

“Movember is a fantastic global organization that gets men and women involved in men’s health,” Sweeney said.

The more you know the better and that is one reason Garza is educating his friends and other young men about the signs of testicular cancer and what happens if you are diagnosed with testicular cancer.

“Everyone has a story and it is worth telling because you never know if someone might be going through the same thing you are going through or might go through it in the future,” Torres said.

Movember has a self examination help page on its website.

With people concerned over trips to the doctor’s office because of potential exposure to COVID-19, many people might be putting off a diagnosis that needs immediate attention. Sweeney says if you are showing any signs of cancer get checked immediately.

“Yes, this is 100% crucial that this be prioritized, and hospitals prioritize conditions like this rather than people going in for a cholesterol check, ” Sweeney said. “So, yes it is a real concern.”

Chris Kamara diagnosed with underactive thyroid after undergoing scan for ‘brain fog’

Chris Kamara diagnosed with underactive thyroid after undergoing scan for ‘brain fog’

Chris and host Steph were later joined by Doctor Pete Taylor, who discussed possible symptoms of an underactive thyroid.

The doctor said the condition was usually something that develops slowly and urged people who might be concerned to seek help from a GP.

“I have to say I’m embarrassed about it, so I ignore it,” the Sky Sports regular admitted.

“Even though other people might mention it, I go, ‘Oh no, I’m fine’.”

Steph’s Packed Lunch airs weekdays from 12.30pm on Channel 4.

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