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Men's Health and Movember

10/11/2021
Movember is an annual event involving the growing of moustaches during the month of November to raise awareness of men's health issues, such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and men's suicide.

Movember

Movember is the leading global organisation committed to changing the face of men's health.

From mental health and suicide prevention, to prostate and testicular cancer, Movember takes it all on and raises awareness of the significance of men's health.

  1. Mental Health and Suicide Prevention

Mental health is looked at through a male lens, focusing on prevention, early intervention and health promotion. Whilst the issue of suicide is incredibly complex, improving overall mental health and helping men establish better social connections can help to reduce the risk. The aim is to help reduce the rate of male suicideby 25% by 2030. Find out more here

2. Prostate Cancer

1 in 8 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in men. Across the country, there are more than 395,000 men living with and beyond the disease. Many are dealing with serious side effects from treatment. The aim for 2030 is to halve the number of men dying from prostate cancer, and halve the number of men facing serious ongoing side effects from treatment. Find out how Movember plan to do this here.

3. Testicular Cancer

Testicular cancer strikes young and is the most common cancer in young UK men. At greater than 95%, the odds of survival for men with testicular cancer are better than good – but for some men, long-term treatment-related side effects, mean quality of life is severely compromised. The organisation focus on getting these predominantly young men back to living full and healthy lives. By 2030, the aim is to halve the number of men dying from testicular cancer, and halve the number of men facing serious ongoing side effects from treatment.  Find out how here.

Find out more about Movember and how you can support the organisation here

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