Since 2003, The Movember Foundation has been promoting men’s health. Thanks to a global effort, the funds raised each year have an enormous impact on spreading awareness and funding medical research for the foundation’s three main causes: prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and men’s health and suicide prevention.
Learn more about how to get involved with Movember this year!
It’s that time of year again, when men around the world put their razors down for a good cause. Best Doctors looks at how the Movember initiative is promoting men’s health issues and making a difference.
Prostate cancer is perhaps the most important issue on which Movember’s different activities to raise awareness and funds and get people involved are centred.
If we stop for a moment to think about the impact of this disease all over the world, we will no doubt come to the conclusion that prostate cancer is one of the health problems to which we should all (medical and scientific community, national and international organisations and the general public) have greater commitment.
Some figures about prostate cancer
If we look at a country with a large population, such as the USA, prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men, after skin cancer.
According to the American Cancer Society’s projections for 2014
- Almost 233,000 new cases will be diagnosed Read more