Movember

 

November is the time of year where we try to tackle the issues that surround mens health by growing a moustache to support those suffering from various afflictions. Movember hardly needs an introduction considering approximately 5 million people have grown Moustaches in support of mens health in recent years, and London Doctors Clinic is doing its part to raise awareness for Movember.

Movember’s goal is to decrease testicular cancer and prostate cancer by 50% by 2030. For men who suffer from mental health issues who die prematurely, it also aims to decrease that number by 25%.

Early detection is vital to the battle against Prostate Cancer and Testicular Cancer, which is where LDC can come in. if you think that you may have any or a combination of symptoms it might be worth checking it out. 


Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer kills 35 men ever 60 minutes and is the second most common cancer in men. These rates only seem to increase and it is predicted that by 2030 there will be 1.7 million men. Prostate cancer grows slowly, and there may not be any signs or symptoms for many years. The symptoms often only become visible when the prostate is so large that it starts to effect the urethra.

Some of the symptoms of prostate cancer are as follows:

  • The need to urinate frequently
  • Trouble stating to urinate
  • weak flow
  • feeling as though your bladder is not fully emptied

In cases where these symptoms are present, it is recommended that you see your GP to test if you do indeed have prostate cancer (PSA Test).


Testicular Cancer

Testicular cancer is the most common from of cancer in men under the age of 40. There is a 95% rate of survival it is still important that it is diagnosed early so that it is easy to combat.

Testicular cancer is most often presents itself as a painless lump or inflammation of the testicle. although the size will vary, it may be small or large. Other symptoms may be presented as a dull pain in the scrotum and a feeling of additional weight to the scrotum.

If you believe that you may have testicular cancer it may be worth going to see your GP to get it diagnosed early.