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|About||checkyourtackle” is registered as a charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission ABN 72 427634853. Raising cancer support and aware|
“checkyourtackle” is a non for profit organisation focused on male orientated cancers, such as penile, testicular, anal and breast cancer. The aim of checkyourtackle is to educate, inform and create a sense of community for men and their partners who have been touched by these “silent killers”.
checkyourtackle founder, Wayne Earle, has had first-hand experience with penile cancer. It was in his struggle finding information that the idea for checkyourtackle came about. During his diagnosis, prognosis, surgery and afterward, there was very little information – and very little conversation – about what it’s like to experience penile (and other forms of male-related) cancers.
To date, there is very little information regarding these kinds of intimate cancers, despite affecting hundreds to thousands of men and their families every year. What checkyourtackle’s aim to do is to help raise awareness, as well as promote heightened support and networking. They aim to provide information that is readily available and easily accessible.
With very little in the way of statistics, let alone information, in regards to penile cancer, it is an undetermined figure in Australia regarding mortality rates or age demographic. Statistics in the UK show 632 cases were reported in 2014, resulting in 129 deaths, that is a survival rate of 68%. American statistics showing approx. 2120 new cases will be diagnosed in 2017.
Because penile cancer is not common, it is hard to find accurate survival rates based on the stages of cancer. For example, if the cancers are still confined to the penis, the 5 year survival rate is around 85%. Should the cancer be left untreated and spread to nearby tissues or lymph nodes, the 5 year survival rate reduces to 59%. But if the cancer has spread to distant parts of the body, the 5 year survival rate reduces to just 11%. These statistics indicate that early diagnosis can greatly improve your survival rate. Concerns have been raised that the statistics
|Description||“checkyourtackle” is registered as a charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission ABN 72 427634853. Raising cancer support and awareness on rare cancers including penile, testicular and anal cancer.|