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Prostate Cancer Awareness Marked with Quirky Moustache

  By Trina Remedios  posted Dec 3rd 2013 at 12:30PM IN | Avg Rating
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Prostate Cancer Awareness Marked by Quirky Moustache

 

 

Breast cancer is marked by pink ribbons and merchandise, so how does one create awareness about prostate cancer. Globally, there are around 7.6 million cancer related deaths and one sixth are prostate cancer deaths. According to Globocan 2008 fact sheet, in India there are over 14,000 cases of prostate cancer and 10,000 deaths. To control prostate cancer, it is important to create awareness and Australia has created an interesting way to do it.

 

In 2003, two Australian brothers started wearing quirky moustache to raise awareness about prostate cancer and men’s health. This movement has gone viral and is being followed in Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Singapore, France and Israel.


Australia is one of the countries with the highest number of prostate cancer cases. This scenario is also common with many developed countries. So far, in India the number of cases of prostate cancer is less than half when compared to other developed countries. But Indians should not take it lightly; since we are following in the steps of globalisation. Certain habits of the western nation are followed by Indian men too. Hence it is important to plug the problem of prostate cancer by creating awareness.

The aim of donning quirky moustache is to become human billboard to raise awareness through actions and words on men’s health issues like prostate cancer, testicular cancer and even depression.

Causes of prostate cancer:

1) Age
2) Genetics
3) Diet
4) Obesity
5) STDs
6) Medication
7) Enzyme PRSS3

It is important to create timely awareness and talk about testicular cancer, prostate cancer and other men-related health issues to raise awareness.

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