It’s that time of year again, when thousands of usually clean-shaven men sprout moustaches. It might make us feel like we’ve stepped back into a 1970s timewarp, but it’s worth it when you consider the charity even raised £8 million last year for prostrate and testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention. We spoke to Professor Clare Turnbull, senior researcher at the Institute of Cancer Research and Movember Ambassador, about how we can care for the men in our lives this month… Testicular Cancer Testicular cancer is unusual: while the majority of cancers are most common in men in their 60s and 70s, the average age of diagnosis for testicular cancer is 32. Each year, 2,300 British blokes are diagnosed with testicular cancer, but the good news is there’s a 98% survival rate. ‘There’s a big problem with men not going to the doctor, even when they find a mass in their testes,’ says Professor Turnbull. ‘Over the years, there’s been much normalisation of breast cancer symptoms, and that may be, in part, why women are more willing to go to their GP as soon as they notice any changes.’ What you can do ‘Much like women examining their breasts… Read full this story
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