Chris Hughes’ brother Ben has revealed he will have his testicle removed next week after two weeks of "bad luck" diagnoses.
Ben was diagnosed with testicular cancer after his brother and Love Island star Chris Hughes did a live exam on This Morning.
The brother has said he has had "two weeks of bad luck" when it came to diagnoses and he is now waiting on the results of a CT scan, which will reveal whether the cancer has spread.
But Ben has his testicle removal operation scheduled for next week and has already tried to bank some sperm for the future – though sadly his sperm count was too low so he will have to continue with this process.
Ben spoke out on the This Morning sofa
The pair discussed Ben’s diagnosis
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He told This Morning’s Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield: "In my process I’ve had a CT scan last night which I haven’t picked up the results as of yet… I will then find out whether the cancer has spread into any other parts of my body.
"I’ve had a bit of bad luck over the last couple of weeks but fingers crossed. I’m booked into my operation next Wednesday to remove the testicle so just want the CT scans to come back good, then it’s just small hump in the road."
He also revealed he was having problems with his sperm count as he is trying to freeze his sperm for the future.
Ben revealed he has a low sperm count, though he is unsure whether this is genetic or due to the cancer itself.
Chris had a live examination on the show
Ben said he was set to have his testicle removed
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His postivity, Ben revealed, has confused some people, as he told the presenters: "It’s a small hurdle which we just have to get over at the end of the day.
"To me it’s not a massive thing, there’re more life changing things out there which could hamper your life, which is why I’m staying positive.
"I’ve always been positive, I’m the firs to take the mick out of myself but people do say I joke too much about it, but that’s just how I am – to make it easier to cope with."
Ben thanked his brother for his support, and Chris revealed others have shared similar stories to them.
They spoke alongside Dr Chris with Holly and Phil
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He said: "A father sent an email to me and Jim my management, which was nice thing to read before Christmas, saying, ‘Please pass it onto Chris because from that my son got himself examined and found out he had testicular cancer before Christmas.’
"You don’t know who it’s going to affect… then it was Ben which is crazy but I was saying to you ealirer… it’s quite remarkable really."
This Morning airs weekdays at 10.30am on ITV.
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