November is fast approaching and this will bring into focus cancer conditions that thousands of men die from every year unnecessarily.
November is the annual monthly Movember campaign which involves the growing of moustaches for the period of November to raise awareness about many men’s issues, including prostate cancer, testicular cancer and male suicide.
Unlike most women, men visit the doctor less frequently and have shorter appointments. Many only attend when the illness is in its later stages. Men who are reluctant to see their doctor are missing out on regular health checkups including those from the above conditions as well as many others.
PreventionIt is a fact that regular checkups can save lives because they give doctors the opportunity to pick up the early warning signs of illness and recommend treatment, lifestyle changes, and screening which may prevent an illness from developing further.
CancerYou should make an appointment to see a doctor if you notice any unusual changes.
Prostate cancer is a common cancer diagnosed in men and the most common cause of cancer death in men. However you can be Reassured that it can usually be cured if treated in its early stages.
This is the second most common cancer in both men and women. The risk increases with age but early detection greatly increases the chances of successful treatment.
Neither a high cholesterol nor high blood pressure Have typical warning signs, which makes it even more important that you have regular checkups with your GP to reduce your risk of developing heart issues or a stroke if you any concerns or a family history of such issues.
Mental healthMen are far more reluctant than women to talk to someone about a mental health problem Yet we know that men are more likely to die from suicide.
Research indicates that support programs can make it much difference to men, and if you have been feeling more angry And irritated , or if you have lost interest in activities that you would normally enjoy, an appointment with your GP would be the sensible thing to make as they can point you in the direction of the right mental health support which can make such a difference.