November is here! Which also means it is Movember! A month when men grow and groom a moustache to help raise fund and create awareness about men’s health especially prostate cancer and depression. According to the world cancer research fund international, 15% of all cancer cases in men are prostate cancer, affecting an alarming number of over 1.1 million men worldwide; this makes it the most dominant cancer faced by men.
Prostate cancer affects the prostate gland, the gland that is in charge of producing some of the fluids in semen. It also plays a crucial role in urine control in men. The prostate gland can be found below the bladder and in front of the rectum. Most times, untested men may not know they have developed prostate cancer until its later stage. There are several symptoms to look out for in order to detect prostate cancer early.
Noticeable symptoms include:
- More frequent urination, especially at night
- Difficulties, pain or burning sensation while urinating
- Feeling like the bladder is never empty
- Difficulties starting or stopping urination
- Blood in urine stream and semen
- Discomfort in the pelvic region
- Bone pain
- Erectile dysfunction
Lads Burger is joining the movement, and we encourage both men and women to join and support us on this journey by Growing the Mo to increase awareness (for only men, of course :)).
We believe that increased knowledge will increase early cancer detection, diagnosis and effective treatments and ultimately reduce its mortality rate. Together we can make a difference.
Grow Mo with Lads and win with us.
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