Woodlands Raises Money for Prostate Cancer Research
In an effort to promote and educate men’s health, Woodlands Urologists participated in “No Shave” November – better known as Movember – to help raise awareness for an important cause, men’s health. Movember is a growing month long movement to challenge men to change their appearance and the face of men’s health by growing a mustache for men’s health issues, including prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health, and physical inactivity. In honor of this educational cause, the Woodlands Urologists began their facial hair movement on November 1 and did not shave the entire month.
“Movember is a unique way to encourage men to be proactive about their health and start the conversation about important health topics, specifically prostate cancer screening for our patients,” says Dr. Taylor Vaughan, Woodlands Urologist. “Young men from puberty onward should get educated and be aware of the symptoms of testicular cancer and men at the age of 40 should start speaking with their doctors about family history and risk factors for prostate cancer.”
Woodlands Physicians and Employees raised $400.00 throughout the month of November by selling handmade Movember lapel pins, hair ties, and headbands as well as wearing Woodlands Movember shirts with the phrase, “Growing Our Hair To Show We Care.” All proceeds from the fundraising will support an organization for prostate cancer research.
One in seven American men will have prostate cancer during his lifetime. Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among American men and is the most commonly diagnosed. The American Cancer Society estimates that 220,800 men will be told they have prostate cancer in 2015. Currently there are nearly 2.8 million American men living with the disease. Early detection and advances in treatment are saving lives.
To learn more about Prostate Health visit our website or call 850-696-4000 to schedule an appointment. No referrals are needed to schedule a urology appointment. You may also request an appointment online.