A CANCER awareness roadshow is coming to Blackburn to raise awareness of rarer male cancers.

People can find out about the signs, symptoms and risk factors among men on Friday from 9am to 5pm at the Mall Blackburn.

Every year over 50,000 men in the UK will be diagnosed with prostate, testicular and penile cancer.

Of these men over 47,000 will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, around 2,400 will be diagnosed with testicular cancer and over 600 will be diagnosed with the rare penile cancer.

Rebecca Porta, chief executive of organisers Orchid Male Cancer said: “There is an urgent need to raise awareness of male cancers in Blackburn.

"We know for example that only 1 in 4 men are regularly checking themselves for testicular cancer and that 1 in 8 men are at risk of developing prostate cancer.

“We hope this event will help improve the understanding of male cancers and provide vital knowledge that will help save lives.”

Rob Cornes, Orchid nurse specialist said: “We really hope that men in Blackburn will take the opportunity to come to the roadshow to meet the Orchid team."

Orchid is the UK’s leading charity dedicated to raising awareness of these male cancers, also providing support services.