Yesterday, we announced our launch of ONEHOPE Coffee and its first partner organization, Movember. Today we’d like to highlight the work that Movember does and the importance of shedding some light on men’s health.
1 in 6 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime, and by the end of this year, nearly 242,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. The survival rate for prostate cancer is fairly high especially if the disease is diagnosed early: The relative 5-year survival rate is nearly 100%, the relative 10-year survival rate is 98%, and the 15-year relative survival rate is 91%.
That survival rate depends on detection, though, and detection depends on regular doctor’s appointments. Interestingly, men are less likely to schedule doctors’ appointments when they feel ill or for an annual physical, thereby denying them the chance of early detection and effective treatment of common diseases.
That’s where Movember comes in and is aiming to change the face of men’s health. Every mustache creates 2,413 conversations about men’s health issues and in 2011, 1.9 billion conversations happened about Movember and men’s health. The proof is in the stache: 69% of Movember participants had a general checkup with their doctor during November.