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Men need to talk about these issues

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Prostate and testicular cancers are as personally devastating and have as much impact on relationships and families – and possibly broader society – as do the more commonly discussed cancers.


25 Nov 2020
PREMIUM!
Men need to talk about these issues

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The month of “Movember” is when men are encouraged to grow moustaches to highlight health problems like prostate and testicular cancer. At first glance, the idea might seem frivolous, but perhaps that is what is needed to get men to pay attention to their bodies and their health, in the same way women are encouraged to do. Prostate and testicular cancers are as personally devastating and have as much impact on relationships and families – and possibly broader society – as do the more commonly discussed cancers, like breast or lung cancer. Men tend to be brought up with the...

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