Latest Advice
The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of:
  • New continuous cough and/or
  • High temperature
  • loss or change to your sense of smell or taste  

For most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild illness If you have coronavirus symptoms:
  • Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital
  • You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you're staying at home
  • Testing for coronavirus is not needed if you're staying at home
  • Plan ahead and ask others for help to ensure that you can successfully stay at home and consider what can be done for vulnerable people in the household
  • Ask your employer, friends and family to help you to get the things you need to stay at home
  • Wash your hands regularly for 20 seconds, each time using soap and water, or use hand sanitiser
  • If you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home, or your condition gets worse, or your symptoms do not get better after 7 days, then use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service. If you do not have internet access, call NHS 111. For a medical emergency dial 999
  • Visit NHS 111 Online for more information

Stay at Home
  • If you live alone and you have symptoms of coronavirus illness (COVID-19), however mild, stay at home for 7 days from when your symptoms started. (See ending isolation section below for more information)
  • If you live with others and you or one of them have symptoms of coronavirus, then all household members must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days. The 14-day period starts from the day when the first person in the house became ill
  • It is likely that people living within a household will infect each other or be infected already. Staying at home for 14 days will greatly reduce the overall amount of infection the household could pass on to others in the community
  • For anyone in the household who starts displaying symptoms, they need to stay at home for 7 days from when the symptoms appeared, regardless of what day they are on in the original 14 day isolation period. (See ending isolation section below for more information
  • If you can, move any vulnerable individuals (such as the elderly and those with underlying health conditions) out of your home, to stay with friends or family for the duration of the home isolation period
  • If you cannot move vulnerable people out of your home, stay away from them as much as possible
Find out more about UK Gov Coronavirus Response
Don't show this again
Shopping Cart
In Store
Total Excl VAT
Open Hours
What we have to say about your health and well being
Nov 2015
Testicular Cancer by Shahed Miah

Testicular cancer, as the name suggests is cancer of the testes. Though the term cancer can be heard frequently in the context of different areas of the human body,testicular cancer is a less discussed subject, partly due to its scarcity. With around 2100 men diagnosed each year in the UK and accounting for only 1% of all cancers occurring in men , it is dwarfed by more frequently encountered cancers such as; lung, prostate or bowel cancer etc. Nevertheless, with the general increase in the incidence of testicular cancer in the UK since the 1970s, more awareness needs to be raised amongst the most susceptible group of men aged between 15 and 49.

Risk factors for testicular cancer

  • Family history of testicular cancer (e.g. father, brother)
  • Previous exposure to testicular cancer
  • Undescended testes at birth

Symptoms of testicular cancer

  • Presence of a painless lump on the testicles
  • Dull and heavy feeling in the scrotum
  • Pain in the back, groin, lower abdomen
  • Nipple or general breast tenderness
  • Enlargement of breast tissue
  • Pain in a testicle or scrotum

Role of pharmacists

Pharmacists can help provide advice and guidance to patients who may be at increased risk which may include:

  • Showing and/or explaining signs and symptoms indicative of testicular cancer
  • Demonstrating the correct self-examination technique
  • Providing smoking cessation and healthy lifestyle advice
  • Reassuring patients about prognosis and ruling out any common misconceptions they may have.

Common misconceptions

There are a number of factors that are commonly thought to be associated with testicular cancer such as; trauma to the testicles, bathing in hot baths or dressing in tight-fitted apparel. There is no reliable scientific evidence to confirm these beliefs.

Screening services

Unfortunately, unlike breast cancer no nationally recognised screening service is available to detect signs of testicular cancer. Detection is only verified after consulting with the GP or undertaking a biopsy.

Outlook following diagnosis

Testicular cancer is associated with a high survival rate with 96% of men being completely cured following diagnosis in its early stages. Furthermore, even more advanced cases of testicular cancer have a cure rate of 80%.

Take home message

If you are a young man between the ages of 15 to 49, you are at a greater risk of developing testicular cancer. Please take the time to undertake monthly self-examinations of your testes, as a detection of abnormal lumps on the testicles or experience of a dull ache in the scrotum, may warrant a consultation with the GP for further assessment.

119 Lee Lane,Horwich
Greater Manchester
01204 697390
Contact Head Office
Company Registration
Premises GPhC Number
See branch list
Asif Adam (2052062)
Hootons Pharmacy
Whittlebrook Pharmacy (Whittle)
Ribbleton Pharmacy
Smiths Pharmacy
Ladybridge Pharmacy
Smithsons Pharmacy
See All Branches
Cookie Policy
Privacy Policy
Terms And Conditions
Copyright 2019