Our fathers, partners, brothers, sons and friends are facing a health crisis, yet it’s rarely talked about. Men are dying too young. We can’t afford to stay silent.
Movember is an annual event that involves men growing their mustache over the month of November to raise awareness on men’s health issues. It aims to increase early cancer detection, diagnosis and effective treatments, and ultimately reduce the number of preventable deaths. Using the mustache as the driving symbol of the movement, Movember focuses on the three key areas of prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and mental health and suicide prevention.
Life can throw us curveballs. Yet even when things seem tough, there’s a lot we can do to look after ourselves and others. If you’re feeling low or overwhelmed, don’t hesitate to reach out for support.
Testicular cancer is most common in men in their late 20’s and early 30’s, with an average age of diagnosis of 33 years old. Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in men and the 2nd leading cause of cancer death among males in the US. One of every eight men get diagnosed during their lifetime.
Since inception, the Movember Foundation has raised $837 million and funded over 1,200 projects in more than 20 countries.
Kudos to the Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center staff who participated in the Movember Movement this year by bringing awareness to men’s health issues.
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