It has been a while, so until I read today’s post from Liz Thompson over at This Full House, I had forgotten that in addition to this being Movember, it it also happens to be NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month), and since I plan on writing all month anyway it seemed only logical that I jump aboard that this as well to help keep me writing.
No sense in posting a picture yet for Mustache in Movember as I barely have scruff yet, so instead lets talk some Prostate Cancer statistics.
- The average age at time of diagnosis, and at that point chances of developing prostate cancer becomes more likely than any sort of cancer in men or women.
There will be an estimated 27, 540 deaths from Prostate Cancer this year.
- 1 in 7 men will be diagnosed with Prostate Cancer in their lifetime.
- 1 in 38 men will die from Prostate Cancer
Yet for some reason, despite how prevalent it is today, it is a topic that it seems too many are reluctant or at least unwilling to talk about. And that is part of what Mustache in Movember is about. I hate the terms “awaremess” as I am sure most people are “aware” that it is out there… but it a conversation that needs to be had.
In the Move in Movember, today I did a 5K run on a treadmill. It still takes me way too long to go that distance, but it is definitely improving as is my health. We will go more into the Statistics on health in the coming days. But feel free to get started ahead of time and tell me what you are doing to keep yourself healthy these days.