12th November, 2021
We are focussing on different topics around men's health each week during Movember this year. This week we are raising awareness around testicular cancer. Testicular cancer is the number one cancer amongst young men. Awareness around testicular cancer and men knowing the importance in checking for changes is key to early diagnosis and treatment.
Our Mo Bros and Mo Sisters continue to run, squat, grow, walk and host their mo-ment's throughout Movember to raise funds and awareness around men's health.
The age group of men mainly affected by testicular cancer is between 15 and 49. Cancer Research UK reports that survival rated are extremely high for men who have been diagnosed and received treatment early on.
You can find some great information and support for men affected by testicular cancer on Movember's "nuts and bolts" website here.
Cancer is a disease whereby body’s cells grow out of control. Here are a few facts about testicular cancer:
Men knowing their bodies and how to regularly check for changes is really important for early diagnosis of testicular cancer. Movember has created a really helpful video here to help with how to check and when it's time to call the doctor.
It doesn't automatically mean that you have cancer! But don't delay in making an appointment with your doctor. Remember that doctors check people over ALL the time so although you may feel a little awkward, it won’t be even slightly embarrassing for them.
The "Nuts and Bolts" support pages by Movember have everything you need to know about testicular cancer and more on top. There is also a community forum where you can ask questions and they can even set you up with a "guide" which is someone with first hand experience of testicular cancer.
As well as the incredible awareness they are raising through their annual campaign and the support for men via their nuts and bolts website, Movember also funds worldwide research into testicular cancer. 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 by 2030. You can find the UK projects funded by Movember here.
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