Movember - The Humble Tach November 17, 2015 16:32
One in 8 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer per year!
Every hour another brother dies from prostate cancer 365 days per year!
Each year, there are around 42,000 men diagnosed with prostate cancer
What is Prostate Cancer?
The prostate resides above the pelvis that can be found only in men. It equates to the size of a Ping-Pong ball – maybe little larger. It sits between the penis and the bladder.
This little ping pong ball is responsible for the production of semen, which is later mixed with sperm.
There are some risk factors associated with prostate cancer and the signs should not be ignored.
Prostate Cancer Risk Factors
It tends to be the older gentleman whom is more likely to suffer from prostate cancer, yet it can affect younger men. Typically we see this form of cancer in the over 50’s, and 6 in 10 cases happen in men over 65.
Prostate cancer also typically affects more men whom are from the African American ethnicity who are twice as likely to die from prostate cancer as their white counterparts.
It is also more common in North America, Northwest Europe and the Caribbean islands but the reasons are not entirely clear.
Other Factors Which May Contribute
obesity smoking and workplace exposure to chemicals harmful agents are also known increase the risk of developing prostate cancer.
Unfortunately these are all common place, but are preventable with a little knowledge
Welcome to Movember Gents
Movember was introduced as by two friends in 2003, Adam Garone and Luke Slattery whom come from Melbourne Australia. They had noticed the distinct lack of moustached men as whilst they were having the classic 70’s style conversation, and they wanted bring the tash back – so they embarked on an epic journey.
Check out Adam's Ted Talks video!
Movember is now a huge movement all across the world with thousands of pounds being donated to finding a cure for prostate cancer.