Men, as you may know I am a participant in MOvember…https://us.movember.com.
My son Lance, who is in sports medicine, made me aware of this world-wide initiative on men’s health. We are all aware that October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, well November puts the spot light on two killer-cancers of men prostrate and testicular.
The state of men’s health is in crisis.
Simply put, men are dying too young.
Why prostate cancer?
Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men worldwide, with more than 1.1 million cases recorded in 2012. Even when successful, treatment can take a toll on the physical and mental health of those affected.
Why testicular cancer?
In most cases (better than 95%) a diagnosis of testicular cancer means established treatments and a good outcome. Unfortunately, there are a small proportion of men and boys who do not face that good outcome, and more needs to be done to support these men through diagnosis and treatment and into a long and healthy life after cancer.
Why mental health?
The results of poor mental health can be deadly. Globally, a man dies every minute from suicide. Men, regardless of age group, often don’t recognize when they’re experiencing a mental health issue, and may not be comfortable asking for help. The uncomfortable truth is that some stereotypical forms of masculinity are killing men.
So men….when was the last time you had a physical to be “checked” for these cancers? No I don’t mean “turn you head and cough”! A REAL physical. Mine was today and YOU?
There is still time to be involved in Movember……be aware of men’s health…especially yours….and if you want to contribute to further important research…please consider Team Schue (Lance and Dad) http://mobro.co/coachschue
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