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Movember: Fight Against Prostate and Testicular Cancer, and For Men's Mental Health  


13 November 2019, 05:59

Howdy all — Breaking through my November blogging hiatus (and there will be an upcoming post for Vladimir Bukovsky’s funeral in London.)

Since 2017, I have been doing Movember fundraising.

My husband Stuart was diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer in 2017. The treatment regimen he’s been on didn’t even exist 10 years ago, and he’s been stable. Globally, more than 1.4M men are diagnosed with prostate cancer each year. Movember is working to halve the number of deaths from prostate cancer by 2030, and I want to help them get there. Help me stop men dying too young.

I support all three of the goals of the Movember Foundation: action on prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and improving men’s mental health (and reducing suicide). My post from 2017.

I’m still waiting for an important mortality study to be released by the Society of Actuaries, but even before that, I’ve written about male suicide rates before.

Male suicide rates, on an age-adjusted basis, are almost 4 times that of female suicide rates. While the focus of Movember is men dying young, the worst suicide rates are for older men… and dying by suicide is too young, no matter the age.


I have a fundraising page on the Movember site and I have a fundraising page on facebook.

Here’s a QR code:

Please consider donating.