Wellness Wednesday Tip #19: Support Prostate Cancer Awareness!

Happy #WellfieWednesday friends!

     This week’s tip is in celebration of the organizations Movember and No-Shave November that raise awareness for Prostate and Testicular Cancer. Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer among men, affecting over 175,000 men each year and leading to over 26,000 deaths. Testicular Cancer is the most common type of cancer in men from 15 - 40 years old, and while treatment is typically very effective, 1 in 20 men will still die from this disease. As with most types of cancer, early detection can be key in reducing mortality rates; however many men go undiagnosed until it is too late. That’s where organizations like these come.

     Growing a beard or mustache isn’t just for hipsters anymore. The Movember Foundation and No-Shave November encourage guys to use their unique facial hair as a conversation starter to improve awareness for regular cancer screenings. Both organizations also raise funds for cancer research, with Movember reporting an amazing $16 million raised in 2015. To learn more about how to get involved, or to find out more about cancer research, check out the websites below.

     So show off that facial hair on social media and thanks again for all of the #WellfieWednesday support, be sure to post your pictures again this week and tag Patrick (@PBernerSPT) or myself (@Eric_in_AmERICa) and keep the wave of healthy change going!

- Dr. Eric Uveges, PT, DPT

- Dr. Patrick Berner, PT, DPT