As Topher mentioned earlier this month in his post, nn the month of November, men from all across the globe are participating in “Movember” (November + Mustache = Movember), or “No Shave November” to promote awareness for men’s health. Participants start clean by shaving on the first of November, and go the whole month without shaving their mustache….The idea is that men (or a hairy woman, I guess there’s no real limitation) can register on the official Movember website and collect donations.
Nic has registered with Movember to accept donations that go to Prostate Cancer Canada for Prostate Cancer research.
Prostate Cancer is the most common cancer among Canadian men – it will afflict 1 in 6 men and is a greater threat for those with a family history of the disease.
Facts About Prostate Cancer
* Turning up in men in their 40s
* Going to be diagnosed in about 25,500 men this year, not including cases that go undiagnosed due to men’s unwillingness to go for annual check-ups
* Develops as a result of dietary, environmental and heredity factors (more research is needed to identify its causes and prevent the disease)
* New, preliminary research suggests pharmaceuticals may help prevent prostate cancer in men at high risk of the disease
* Often without symptoms in its earliest, most curable stage – making annual testing ever more important
* Treated by surgery, radiation and hormone therapy (among other treatments)
* Thought to be a potentially preventable cancer in many cases, but more research is needed
*Symptoms may include slow or painful urination, blood or pus in the urine, painful ejaculation and pain in the lower back or abdomen, pelvis or upper thighs. If experiencing any of these symptoms, please consult a doctor immediately.