WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE Movember is an annual event of growing mustaches during the month of November to bring awareness to mens health issues such as prostate, testicular cancer and mental health.
Whether you grow the Trucker, Rock Star or the Connoisseur mustache, growing one with friends, family and co-workers to see who has the best Mo can be a friendly competition but it can also be the perfect time to start conversations about something more serious like prostate and testicular screenings.
One in seven men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer and one in 4,000 will be diagnosed with testicular cancer, said Maj. Toby Lees, 88th Medical Group medical director of urology.
Lees said prostate cancer is the second most diagnosed cancer among men and the chances increase to one in five for African American men and one in three if there is a family history of prostate cancer. Approximately 180,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer this year.
Early in its stages, it is rare to have symptoms of prostate cancer but any symptoms with urinary or sexual function might indicate the need for a referral to a urologist to discuss these issues. Obesity is a risk factor for higher risk ...