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Toolbox Talk - Movember

Max People Health & Safety Bulletin

Grow a moustache during November to raise awareness of men's health issues, such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and men's suicide.

It starts this Friday, show your support, let the mo grow!

What to look for:

Testicular Cancer

Testicular cancer is the most common cancer in men between the ages of 15 and 39, but the disease occurs in all age groups.

Listed below are warning signs that men should be aware of:

  1. A lump in either testicle; the lump typically is pea-sized, but sometimes it might be as big as a marble or even an egg.
  2. Any enlargement of a testicle
  3. A significant shrinking of a testicle
  4. A change in the consistency of a testicle (hardness)
  5. A feeling of heaviness in the scrotum
  6. A dull ache in the lower abdomen or in the groin
  7. A sudden collection of fluid in the scrotum
  8. Pain or discomfort in a testicle or in the scrotum
  9. Enlargement or tenderness of the testicle

https://testicular.org.nz/

Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men, around 3,000 registrations each year with around 600 deaths each year.

Regular prostate checks are important for men over the age of 40 if there is a family history of prostate cancer or are older than 50, but younger than 70.

Symptoms and signs may include:  

  1. Frequent urination
  2. Weak or interrupted urine flow or the need to strain to empty the bladder
  3. The urge to urinate frequently at night
  4. Blood in the urine
  5. Blood in the seminal fluid
  6. New onset of erectile dysfunction
  7. Pain or burning during urination, which is much less common
  8. Discomfort or pain when sitting, caused by an enlarged prostate

https://prostate.org.nz/

To find out how else you can help check out the link below.

https://nz.movember.com/about/foundation

If you are concerned about any changes you have noticed, please make an appointment with your doctor.

It’s better to be safe than sorry.

Remember team! Safety is a habit!