Globally, 9.9M men are living with or beyond prostate cancer.
Globally, 8000 to 10000 men will develop testicular cancer each year.
The number of male deaths from suicides is nearly double than that of females.
“Our fathers, partners, brothers, 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 when brave and selfless men around the world grow a mustache, and women step up to support them, all to raise awareness and funds for men’s health - specifically prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health, and suicide prevention.
During Movember, men grow a mustache for the month, getting friends, family, and colleagues to donate to their effort. Men and women can also choose to Move or Host a Mo-ment.
They want men to take action to live happier, healthier, longer lives and do this by investing in these critical areas: prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health, and suicide prevention. Movember has created a movement of over 5 million supporters across the world, funding more than 1,200 innovative men's health projects across more than 20 countries.
Only men have a prostate gland. The prostate gland is usually the size and shape of a walnut and grows bigger as you get older. It sits underneath the bladder and surrounds the urethra, which is the tube men urinate and ejaculate through. Its main job is to help make semen – the fluid that carries sperm.
Prostate cancer occurs when some of the cells in the prostate reproduce far more rapidly than normal, resulting in a tumor. Prostate cancer often grows slowly to start with and may never cause any problems. But some men have prostate cancer that is more likely to spread. These prostate cancer cells, if left untreated, may spread from the prostate and invade distant parts of the body.
Testicles are responsible for the production of male hormones (mostly testosterone) and sperm. Testicular cancer starts as an abnormal growth or tumor that develops in one or both testicles. There are several types of testicular cancer, but the most common is the germ cell tumor.
The most important step is to talk to your doctor about treatment choices. You may consider getting a second or third doctor’s opinion.
Globally, every minute, a man dies by suicide.