Monday, November 26, 2018 4:00 PM

During Movember, Men Are Doing “Mo” For Their Health

If you’ve noticed usually clean-shaven men sporting facial hair lately, they might be trying to tell you something. They call the movement “Movember.”

Every November, millions of men around the globe set aside their razors to bring awareness to men’s health issues and to encourage other men to open up about some sensitive topics.

While the videos produced by the Movember Foundation are hilarious (and sometimes over-the-top), the messages are more important than ever.

Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer deaths in American men. But it doesn’t have to be that way. If caught early, more than 98% of men survive. Men should know the signs and take action when they reach milestone ages.

At age 50, every man should talk to his doctor about prostate cancer and whether it’s right for him to have a PSA test. The conversation needs to happen at 45 for African Americans and those who have an immediate family member with prostate cancer.

Click here to learn more about prostate cancer.

Testicular Cancer

Take notice, young bucks. Cancer isn’t just for old folks. Testicular cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in young American men. And the secret for catching it early is knowing yourself.

Click here to learn more about testicular cancer. 

Mental Health/Suicide Prevention

Seventy percent of men say their friends can count on them for support. But less than half say they turn to friends for help in times of need. One of Movember Foundation’s largest campaigns this year breaks down the stigma of mental health issues and teaching men to open up about their struggles.

Learn more about suicide prevention

We’re proud to help spread awareness about these important men’s health issues and that a few of our staff members are joining the cause and growing out their facial hair this year.