Movember - Championing Men's Health Issues

01.11.2017 Category: Cancer Author: Dr Richard Dawood

The Chevron, the Dali or the Handlebar – what moustache will you choose to grow this Movember?
Movember is the time of year when men across the globe ditch their razors to ‘Grow a Mo’.

Movember’ is the leading global men’s health charity raising money to find research in 3 main areas; prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health and suicide prevention. Movember aims to open up conversations and remove the stereotype of a ‘strong, silent man’ so they can stop men from dying too young.

Since being launched, Movember has raised over £400 million for men’s health issues – much of which has been invested in research centres around the country as well as worldwide. Movember have funded more than 1,200 men’s health projects all around the world. This would not be possible if they did not receive continued support from all those that donate every day.

The goal of Movember is to “change the face of men’s health” – quite literally every November!
The foundation is taking action on three key health issues faced by men, prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health and suicide.

Prostate Cancer-

In the UK, one man dies of prostate cancer every 45 minutes. That is a shocking statistic!
Thanks to research and funding more men are being diagnosed earlier and living longer, however, this does not mean that we should stop raising vital funds for more research. Our clinic offers a comprehensive Prostate Cancer check with an experienced doctor, who will address your concerns, explain the testing process, discuss the results with you, and arrange any follow-up that may be necessary. The Prostate cancer check will include a detailed health discussion including lifestyle and family history, internal (rectal) examination of the prostate gland and a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test.

Testicular Cancer –  

Testicular Cancer is the most common cancer among young men in the UK and often can strike quickly.
Knowing the symptoms can help with earlier detection which will help save lives. Testicular cancer starts as an abnormal growth or a tumour that develops in one or both testicles. A lump or swelling of the testicle, a heavy scrotum and discomfort or pain in the testicle or scrotum are some of the more common symptoms which all men should be aware of.

Mental Health –

Part of the stigma, that still exists about mental health for men is that men have greater difficulty talking about their struggles than women do.
The Movember Foundation has funded programmes all around the world to help support men’s resilience and mental well-being, encouraging them to talk about their problems and prevent suicide. Moustache season is about men growing real moustaches and being encouraged to talk about mental health.

So, what are we doing at Fleet Street Clinic for Movember?

‘Tache to Toe’ Medicals

The Fleet Street Clinic has launched a campaign ‘Tache to Toe’ which promotes our ‘Well Man’ services and encourages men to get those all-important checks and speak out about any concerns. As well as our prostate cancer check we offer a Well Man medical – a top-to-toe designed to provide an overview of your current health status and medical needs while highlighting any health-related issues for the future.

  • Standard ‘Tache to Toe’ Medical –  £275* 
  • Executive ‘Tache to Toe’ Medical – £450* 

Mo’ Bro Dietitian
Eating the correct food and having a balanced diet is key to maintaining a healthy mind and body.

  • Mo’ Bro Dietary Initial Consultation – Normally £99*                                                                 
  • Mo’ Bro Weight Loss Package – Normally £295*

Our Well Man services are designed to screen for health problems at the earliest possible stage, the comprehensive medical and dietitian services are tailored to your personal circumstance and lifestyle.

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