It’s recommended that all men begin talking to their GP about a PSA test at the age of 50 (or 45 if you have a family history). But just a few months before my 43rd birthday, my doctor brought up doing a PSA test just to establish an accurate baseline for tests in later years.
Hundreds of thousands of men around the world are diagnosed with prostate cancer every year. In addition to the toll that cancer takes on the body and mind, the necessary treatment for that cancer can also produce a range of life-changing side effects.
We’re proud to share to how your funds have helped fund the world’s most comprehensive genetic analysis of prostate cancer tumours through the Canadian Prostate Cancer Genome Network (CPC-GENE) project. The findings have been published in the world-renowned research journal Nature.
Men die by suicide at a rate four times higher than that of women. According to a report by the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI), more men in Ontario died by suicide in the past ten years than died in car crashes.
On November 18th, 2016, Movember laid 135 pairs of shoes on Parliament Hill. Each pair represented the number of men who died by suicide by the mid-November. With the help of Sue Johnson and Jeff Morrison a 136th pair was laid.
This Movember, we’ve seen incredible fundraising efforts put forth by Mo Bros, Mo Sistas, teams and networks the world over. It’s time we acknowledge the leaders who went above and beyond to help stop men dying too young.