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Movember!

1 Nov

 

Today is November 1st…which means it is mustache growing season! Though men across the world will not be growing mustaches for the sake of growing mustaches. No, these men who commit to grow a sweet upper lip pet are growing the mustache to raise awareness for male dominated cancers and men’s health.Know the facts, and spread the word and grow your MO!

Did you know that:

  • The average life expectancy for men is five years fewer than women (presently 77 years old compared to 82).
  • 1 in 2 men, and 1 in 3 women, will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime.
  • Evidence suggests that about a third of the 571,950 cancer deaths expected to occur will be related to obesity, physical inactivity and poor nutrition, and thus could be prevented.
  • 1 in 6 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime.
  • In 2012, 242,000 new cases of the disease will be diagnosed and more than 28,000 men will die of prostate cancer.
  • Testicular cancer is the most common cancer in American males between the ages of 15 and 35.
  • 8,590 men will be diagnosed with the disease and 360 will die.
  • 6 million people die every year from tobacco use and exposure to tobacco smoke. One person dies every six seconds.
  • 1 in every 13 men will develop lung cancer.
  • While not as common, men can get breast cancer. About 2,140 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed among men and about 450 men will die from the disease.
  • More than 3.5 million cases of skin cancer are diagnosed each year in the US.
  • An estimated 13 million or 11.8% of all adult men over the age of 20 in the US have diabetes.
  • Approximately 76.4 million men and women in the US have high blood pressure- 1 in 5 do not know it.
  • About 1 in 3 adults has high blood pressure, and blood pressure tends to rise with age.
  • Researchers estimate that at least 6 million men in the United States suffer from a depressive disorder every year.
  • Four times as many men commit suicide compared with women.
  • 24% of men are less likely to go to the doctor compared to women.

I have joined the Brier & Moss Movember team: To learn more,  JOIN the team, or DONATE to the cause please visit -> http://us.movember.com/team/457401

 

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