November is the month during which the importance of prophylactic examinations of the prostate and testicles is emphasized.
Movember, the International Month against Male Cancer, is taking place all over the world.
Movember is a global initiative symbolized by a mustache. They are to remind you of the November decision to check yourself regularly.
Once again, we join the educational campaign and remind you: prostate cancer and testicular cancer, if detected early, give a chance for a complete cure. We encourage you to take pro-health activities!
While campaigns promoting the prevention of female cancers (including breast cancer) have fully acclimatized in Poland and around the world, too little is said about cancers that affect men. And the statistics leave no doubt:
- Every year in Poland, more than 1,500 men suffer from testicular cancer. Testicular cancer is curable in almost 100% of cases – but it must be detected early.
- Every year, 15,000 men suffer from prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is the third most common cancer among men in Poland. It affects younger and younger men due to various risk factors, including diet or smoking. It is estimated that every third man aged 50 to 80 and 80% of men over 80 will develop prostate cancer. The risk of developing the disease increases with age and concerns men over 45 years of age. This cancer is consistently ranked 4th in terms of mortality in the world.
Shocking data? Yes!
How can you help yourself or your loved ones?
- Examine yourself!
- Talk to colleagues, father, husband, brother or uncle about the importance of their health (physical and mental!).
Let’s focus on prevention together!