This year Political Gnomon will be supporting a very important cause which truly aims to change The Face of Men’s Health.
This November, I will be growing a Mo in an attempt to raise money which will be donated 100% to Movember Australia.
To Make a Contribution, To Help Men’s Health, To Be the Change you Want to See and To Make me look silly at work for a Month
follow the link below or Contact me and make a Donation.
Any Contribution Big or Small, Huge or Tiny is Most welcome 🙂
To Donate Electronically to my Movember account
To Donate to Me personally Contact Me through the Link below
Find Out What We Will Be Fighting For…
- It is expected 1 in 2 Australian men will be diagnosed with cancer by the age of 85.
- 1 in 9 men in Australia will develop prostate cancer in their lifetime.
- Prostate cancer is the second-most common cause of cancer-related death amongst Australian men – each year in Australia, close to 3,300 men die of prostate cancer which is equal to the number of women who die from breast cancer annually.
- In 2007, testicular cancer was the second most common cancer among young men between 20 and 39.
- On average, 13 men and 8 women die from lung cancer every day in Australia.
- Tobacco smoking is the largest single risk factor for lung cancer in Australia, and is responsible for about 90% of lung cancers in males and 65% in females.
- While not as common, men can get breast cancer. The number of men diagnosed with breast cancer in Australia increased from 62 in 1982, to 103 in 2007.
- Australia has one of the highest incidences of skin cancer in the world, at nearly four times the rates in Canada, the US and the UK.
- The rate of melanoma incidence in Australian men rose by 18.7% between 1993 and 2003.
- It is estimated that at least one in three cancer cases in Australia can be prevented. Smoking, sun exposure, poor diet, alcohol consumption and inadequate physical activity are significant risk factors, which can be modified.
- For males, prostate cancer is expected to remain the most common cancer diagnosed in 2020 (25,300 cases), followed by bowel cancer and melanoma of the skin (about 10,800 cases each) and lung cancer (7,500 cases).