Movember — A Month for Raising Awareness in the Fight Against Prostate Cancer

August, September, October, Movember …


Let’s try that again.

August, September, October, Movember …


Yes. Movember. November is Movember.

Movember, formerly November, is a month for raising awareness and money in the fight against prostate and testicular cancer.

According to CBS News, the creators of the campaign are aiming to change “the face of men’s health” as awareness of prostate cancer is spread throughout November … er, Movember.

That part about changing “the face” of men’s health is meant to be taken literally. In fact, you can expect to see a lot of faces changed this month. Maybe one of them is yours.

Movember encourages men to grow mustaches throughout no-shave November. Participating men, known as Mo Bros, “groom, trim and wax their way into the annals of fine moustachery,” according to the Movember website. Supported by the women in their lives, known as Mo Sistas, Mo Bros “effectively become walking, talking billboards for the 30 days of November. Through their actions and words they raise awareness by prompting private and public conversation around the often ignored issue of men’s health.”

Movember reports that 1.9 million Mo Bros and Mo Sistas have participated in Movember campaigns worldwide since the Movember campaign got underway in Melbourne, Australia, in 2003.

The campaign made its first appearance in the USA in 2007, and last year about 145,000 American participants combined to raise over $15 million and plenty of awareness about prostate cancer.

According to the National Cancer Institute, more than 240,000 new cases of prostate cancer are expected to occur in the United States during this calendar year, and over 28,000 men are expected to die from the disease. Survival rates increase sharply as a result of early screening, and male Medicare recipients over 50 are strongly advised to take advantage of Medicare-covered prostate cancer screening services. Early screening does wonders in detecting prostate cancer in its earliest stages, when treatment is most effective.

Movember is doing a great service in raising awareness of prostate and testicular cancer, and in encouraging men to get screened. Whether you’re walking around this month with an unfamiliar mustache or simply offering support to all the men sporting hairy upper lips for men’s cancer awareness, this is a great cause to get behind. Whether you choose to donate money or space on your face, you can’t go wrong jumping into the fight against prostate and testicular cancer.

Remember, prostate cancer is best detected and treated early, so if you have Medicare it’s important to take advantage of the prostate cancer screenings Medicare provides. Early detection makes early treatment possible and allows you to make lifestyle decisions that can work to your benefit. It can also save you a great deal of expense and worry.

Original Medicare, Medicare Advantage, and Medicare supplement plans can all go a long way toward providing the preventive care you need to maintain your good health. For the best healthcare coverage at the very best price, why not give MedicareMall a call today?

How have you chosen to get involved in the fight against prostate cancer this Movember? Leave a message letting us know!

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