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Overseas Medical Insurance News: People 'have poor knowledge of male cancers'

Male expatriates ought to make themselves familiar with some of the forms of cancer they could face, so they can get the issue treated through international healthcare providers as quickly as possible.

According to Orchid chief executive Rebecca Porta, men are not encouraged to visit the doctor as much as women.

Furthermore, females are "very used to acknowledging the importance of self-checking", she remarked, arguing this is "not the case for men".

Research by Orchid has revealed males have a greater knowledge of breast cancer than they do about prostate or testicular cancers, the specialist remarked.

In recent-years awareness may have increased due to high-profile public figures discussing their own battles with tumours, she noted.

However, Ms Porta said: "We have still got a long way to go."

Orchid claims everyone should have some knowledge of the symptoms and sign of testicular, penile and prostate cancers, pointing out early diagnosis and treatment could "ultimately save men's lives".

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