This time of year men of all ages risk embarrassment by adorning their faces with moustaches of all sizes shapes and qualities. They spurn ridicule by friends and family in a major showing of brotherhood in the fight against prostate cancer.
It is appropriate therefore at this time that we exhort our male comrades to shed all notion of embarrassment should they have prostate symptoms in its myriad forms of peeing disruption and disturbance.
A trip to the doctor for a 10 minute consult and examination is all it takes to save significant numbers of lives and stop the succumbing to prostate cancer which carries off 11,000 men in the UK each year.
They should be reassured that early detection of any cancer carries its rewards of better survival, and because treatments are generally gentler for the earlier stages of disease, better quality of life. In the UK can be found centres of excellence which offer state of the art diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer (Bristol is one such). With evolving treatments for both early and late stage disease we are getting better and better at diagnosing and managing this disease.
Spire Consultant Urologist, Professor Raj Persad had this to say, “Movember represents to men both a reminder of how important awareness and early detection are in conquering the disease, and also how important it is to maintain solidarity and continued momentum in researching better and more advanced strategies for treating the prostate cancer.”
Here's our Cardiac Physiologist showing off his cracking contribution to the cause: