Moustache comes back for Movember !

As intimate as they are taboo, testicular and prostate cancers are often ignored by the main people concerned, men. Although testicular cancer affects few men of all ages, it is nevertheless the leading cancer in the 20-35 age group, with an increase of around 2% per year; the second is the leading cancer in men, with an increasing incidence rate from the age of 50 onwards. Today, these two cancers are not very deadly, which is great! Most often detected late, their treatment often has devastating effects on the well-being of patients through its impact on sexuality, mixtion and psychological state.

As with many diseases, if the diagnosis is made early, the stigma will be reduced. To do this, the first signs must be monitored. Self-screening by self-palpation is very simple for the testicles and as soon as any doubt arises it is sufficient to consult a doctor. For the prostate, we are tackling a cultural taboo, the examination carried out is frightening in many respects, and yet a tumour detected early on can avoid any definitive repercussions due to the removal of this gland (incontinence, erectile problems, etc.).

The challenge is therefore there; to reconcile with one's anatomy, not to be afraid to consult and see a health professional in order to avoid the worst because of an ego, a misplaced prejudice. It is time to understand that a lot of damage would be avoided if we could put aside stereotypes and preconceived ideas by being able to dissociate the notion of organ, anatomy (penis, testicle, prostate, anus...) from sexuality and sexual orientation. However, it is important to understand that the anatomical object is not the object of desire, of sexuality. This all too common confusion prevents many men from getting tested.

No, a prostate examination will not affect your physical integrity or your sexuality... on the other hand, the treatment of a prostate or testicular cancer is much more likely to be delayed if it is treated late!

So the choice seems to me to be a quick one!

to find out more:

the Movember association's website Movember

the Gustave Roussy Institute website  cancer du testicule - cancer de la prostate

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