Movember! Changing the face of men’s health on our campus!
Movember (the month formerly known as November) is a moustache-growing
charity event that raises money and AWAREness for testicular cancer. Starting
Movember (November) 1, participants are required to shave all of their facial
hair. Then they have the rest of the month to grow and flow their Mo’s.
Participants get creative—they wear their mustache as the new ribbon for men’s
health. Throughout the month of Movember, IUP Greek
Life hosts events to raise
awareness about prostate and testicular cancer. Donations will be collected
throughout the month and will go towards the Prostate Cancer Foundation, the Lance
Armstrong Foundation, and the Movember website.
Did you know that compared to other types of cancer, testicular cancer is
rare but it is the most common cancer in American males between the ages of 14
Risk factors for testicular cancer include:
Signs of testicular cancer include:
If you have symptoms of testicular cancer, don’t
panic. Many times, changes in testicles are not cancer. You should contact your
medical provider to address your concern.
To find cancer early,
while it’s small and before it has spread, adults should have regular tests
called screening exams. These
tests help your medical provider find common cancers before they cause
symptoms. Talk to your medical provider about which screening tests might be
right for you. If cancer is found early, it can be easier to treat. Survival
also tends to be longer for those with early cancer.
For more information on Testicular cancer and to find out how to do a
testicular self-exam, read the American Cancer
Society’s "Do I Have Testicular
Cancer Foundation, Lance Armstrong Foundation, Movember, The American Cancer Society
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