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Alexander Ludwig “talks balls” in aid of male cancer

Vikings and Hunger Games star Alexander Ludwig is part of a new cancer campaign encouraging fathers to “talk balls” with their sons.

Mr Ludwig has teamed up with Orchid Male Cancer Charity for the campaign to mark the start of its male cancer awareness month.

Over 2,200 young men aged 15 to 44 are diagnosed with testicular cancer each year and the charity wants men to know how to check for signs and symptoms.

It has created a video with a humorous take on a serious message showing a father making numerous attempts to bring up the subject of testicular cancer.

Orchid chief executive Rebecca Porta said: “Awareness of testicular cancer has significantly improved over the past few years, but recent research commissioned by the Orchid highlights a substantial gap in communication when it comes to discussing serious health conditions with children.”

“Approximately a third of parents say that they did not feel confident discussing how to check for the signs and symptoms of serious and sensitive conditions like testicular cancer with their children, despite this being the most common cancer to affect young males.

“Talking to your son openly about the signs and symptoms of testicular cancer could be crucial in leading to early detection of a lump or an abnormality. If caught early, the disease can be 98 per cent curable.”

Alexander Ludwig, who is supporting the campaign, said: “I know it’s not a comfortable subject to talk about, but we need to talk about it because testicular cancer affects thousands of men and their families each year.”

Help Orchid spread awareness by sharing this video using the hashtag #talkballs
Source: Bath Chronicle

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