|Wear a 'Stache for Movember|
I love how Movember has helped build awareness for Prostate Cancer, other cancers and men's mental health. With early cancer detection, proper diagnosis and treatments, together we can reduce the sheer number of preventable deaths. A simple blood test can help detect Prostate Cancer, and a painless colonoscopy screens for colorectal cancers.
All these tests are so easy, and yet I lost my grandfather and father-in-law to such cancers. In both cases the doctors had said that it would have been preventable "if" it had been caught early.
To support Movember, my husband has started to grow his own moustache (see pic above), to start dialogues about men's health issues. I am really proud of my husband, as he doesn't usually like to draw attention to himself. But he is stepping up to the plate for this very important issue.
What can I do to help? Helping is really quite easy. If you are a man you can learn your own medical history and be screened IMMEDIATELY for illnesses for which you are high-risk. If you are a woman, you can ensure that your grandfather, father, husband, son, brother, uncle, boyfriend etc are screened for these illnesses.
What else can I do? If you are a man, why not grow a "Mo" (moustache) during this month of November to help start dialogues about Movember?