Today is the 1st day of Movember (the month formerly known as November). Movember is a moustache growing charity event held during November each year that raises funds and awareness for prostate cancer and testicular cancer.
At the start of Movember guys register with a clean shaven face. The Movember participants, known as Mo Bros, have the remainder of the month to grow and groom their Mo, raising money along the way to benefit men’s health.
- The average life expectancy for men in the UK is four years less than women
- More than 1 in 3 people will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime
- Prostate, colon, lung and breast cancers account for over half of the cancer diagnosis in the UK
- Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in men in the UK. Over 40,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer ever year and there are 250,000 men currently living with the disease
- 1 in 9 men in the UK are likely to face prostate cancer in their lifetime. This is comparable to the 1 in 9 women that are estimated to get breast cancer
- 2,209 men in the UK were diagnosed with testicular cancer in 2009
- 47% of testicular cancer cases occur in men under 35 years and over 90% occur in men under 55 years
- 1 in 4 British adults experience at least one diagnosable mental health problem in any one year
- Since 1996, the number of people diagnosed with diabetes in the UK has increased from 1.4 million to 2.9 million
- 42% of men were classified as overweight in 2010 (in England) compared to 32% women
- Obese men are 5 times more likely to develop type 2 diabetes and 3 times more likely to develop cancer of the colon
- In Great Britain, 31% drink more alcohol than the advised weekly limit of 21 units
Stay healthy guys, know the facts