not sure how to reach out, try www.ontario. ca/mental-health-support and phone number 1-866-531-2600.

Through our understanding of how radioactive molecules can be used to target cancer cells in men with advanced prostate cancer, we helped to create clearer imaging, resulting in improved means of destroying cancer cells.

Our fathers, partners, brothers and friends face a health crisis that isn’t being talked about. Men are dying too young. We can’t afford to stay silent.

Testicular cancer Worldwide, around 70,000 men are diagnosed with testicular cancer each year. Thankfully, the survival rate for men with testicular cancer is very high – 95%. As we mentioned above, early detection is vital, so it’s essential to regularly check for anything that doesn’t feel right. The Macmillan website has a dedicated page, showing you the proper way to check for lumps. If something doesn’t seem right, make sure you visit your GP. Although survival rates are high, long-term side effects from treatment can take their toll. Movember focuses on helping men get back to living life to the full and supporting them going forward. Mental health Mental health has become even more of a topic for discussion following the lockdowns. Not only did being in lockdown put a severe strain on our mental health, but it also made it more challenging to get the expert help needed. Many people are on the waiting list for mental health support or treatment. Sadly, the suicide rate in men is significantly and consistently higher than their female counterparts across the world. Data from Statista shows that in 2020, the rate of suicides per 100,000 was 15.4% among males, compared to 4.9% among females. Separate data from the Office for National Statistics revealed that males aged 45-49 have the highest suicide rate. Men have a harder time talking about their issues, often keeping things bottled up. For this reason, Movember’s focus when it comes to mental health is to get more men talking. Having those conversations is the first step to bettering your mental health. If you know someone who may be struggling and you’re

How to ‘save a bro’ Make sure you keep an eye on your local activities for Movember to find out more. If you want to do your bit and raise some money for fantastic causes, here is how you can get involved. The first is simple; just don’t shave this November – your top lip, that is. Simply sign up, grow a moustache and raise vital funds while raising awareness of men’s health issues. For those looking to get active, there is Move for Movember. The challenge is to run or walk 60km across the month of November – that’s 1km for each of the 60 men lost to suicide across the world each hour. Of course, you can also get creative. Whether it’s hosting an event or completing a challenge, your support makes a difference. If you want to find out how the money you raise is being used, check out the Movember financial page for a breakdown. Movember is transforming the way research into men’s health happens, and the way health services help men. We are changing the face of men’s health, and saving men’s lives. And we’re not going to stop until we’ve fixed the crisis in men’s health.

That’s why we have to take action!


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