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  1. A plumber for my prostate?


    THE LIFE OF RYAN: Comedian John Ryan on a nervous ten minutes in the doctor's waiting room. The doctor’s surgery is a dangerous place for me. I am prone to hypochondria and am easily distracted. As I waited for a check up, I saw the poster: 'Pro ... More

  2. A team without fans?


    Prostate cancer survivor and football fan John Walker on why he doesn't support Men United. I love football. I do, really. A choice was made and, some 50 years later, the passion is as strong as ever. Manchester City is my drug of choice. I’ve had a ... More

  3. John: I told my GP I respected him. But if I'd followed his advice I'd probably be dead.


    John Walker was 46 and in good health when he was diagnosed with prostate cancer. This is his story. I'll never forget the day I was diagnosed with prostate cancer. I sat open-mouthed, looking at the specialist who had delivered the bowel-twitching n ... More

  4. Mid - life crisis: the best thing that ever happened to you?


    We call it a crisis but that mid-life moment of truth is actually to be expected and, argues MHF websites editor Jim Pollard, even welcomed. Most of the emails to MHF male health are from men — no surprise there. But when we do hear from women, by far the ... More

  5. Denis: 'Why I talk about my new penis'


    Talking helps but it's not always easy. For Denis Taylor the subject he needed to talk about was probably the toughest of all: penile surgery. I shook his hand and thanked him for saving my life. The doctor looked at me without emotion. 'I' ... More

  6. Chris: 'I've only had one person walk out at the sight of my cock.'


    Chris has severe hypospadias. From the age of about 2, I had surgery in hospital every 18 months until I was 16. By then I could pee standing up. My mum talked about it a bit when I was a child but I can't remember much. I think I've blocked a l ... More

  7. 'Happier than someone who looks like a Hollywood model'


    Is how you look really so important? Meet James Partridge of Changing Faces. James founded Changing Faces 22 years ago to support people with disfigurement of the face or other part of the body in facing their future with confidence. You were in a car acc ... More

  8. Lee: 'Undiagnosed diabetes nearly killed me'


    Lee, a young slim guy, on the dangers of ignoring the symptoms of diabetes. There are two popular myths about diabetes. One is that it is caused by obesity and doesn't affect slim people. The other is that it's not serious because it can be mana ... More

  9. Bob: 'How Dr Who helped me to dance'


    Bob Balfour on surviving childhood sexual abuse. As a child I loved Doctor Who (I still do). In many ways, The Doctor has helped me to survive my childhood abuse. Tom Baker, the 4th Doctor (the one with a scarf) tells a story about this intense man who ap ... More

  10. Is the only cure castration?


    In an age when appearance is everything, do we discriminate against bald people? asks Jim Pollard. Baldness figures prominently in the malehealth postbag — below penis problems but above six-packs. In fact, since I started writing about health, I reckon p ... More