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Movember - Don't Bury Your Head in the Sand

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This month men all over the country will be growing out their facial hair for Movember as a fun way to raise awareness of men’s cancer and mental health risks.

We all think “it won’t happen to me”. Well as much as men might like to bury their head in the sand and pretend that’s the case, the facts are somewhat different.

In 2015, prostate cancer was the most common cancer found in males in the UK. In males in the UK, prostate cancer is the 2nd most common cause of cancer death, with around 11,600 deaths in 2016. [1]

There are around 2,300 new testicular cancer cases in the UK every year, that's more than 6 every day (2013-2015). Since the early 1990s, testicular cancer incidence rates have increased by more than a quarter (27%) in males in the UK. Thankfully testicular cancer has a high survival rate with 98% of males diagnosed surviving at least 10 years. [2]

Men’s mental health awareness is also important to the Movember Foundation. Suicide rates are over three times higher among men than women in the UK, at 16.8 per 100,000 people in 2014 [3] and in 2014 75% of suicides in the UK were male [4]. When you combine that with research from 2015 that found 70% of managers didn’t believe stress, anxiety or depression were valid reasons for taking time off work, [5] it’s vital to overcome the stigma surrounding mental health in the workplace and among men.

What would you do if you were diagnosed with cancer or another illness? What would happen if you were unable to work due to an illness or accident? Having critical illness cover and income protection can help them cope financially with these situations and many providers offer access to support during what can be an overwhelming and difficult time.

For more information on Critical Illness Cover, speak to our expert protection advisers. Freephone 0800 43 53 49 or fill in our online enquiry form.


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