The crux of the Movember movement has always been to get behind the biggest issues men face and to make a difference where it’s possible to do so.
Initially, prostate cancer was chosen as the primary health issue to focus on, due to the millions of men around the world who are affected by the condition.
As support has swelled and the movement has grown, the focus of the campaign has broadened to cover four key men’s health issues:
- Prostate cancer
- Testicular cancer
- Mental health
- Physical inactivity
Mental health issues and physical inactivity have been particularly impactful in recent years, due to the pandemic, lockdowns and restrictions affecting men across Fiji and around the world
Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in men around the world. More than 1.4 million men globally are diagnosed with the condition each year.
Donations to Movember campaigns around the world have helped advance research into prostate cancer by around 50 years.
The Movember Foundation aims to halve the number of men dying from prostate cancer and to halve the number of men facing serious ongoing side effects from treatment by 2030.
Testicular cancer strikes young, it’s the most common cancer in young men around the world. However, the odds for survival are greater than 95%.
Some men face long-term treatment-related side effects, which means that quality of life can be severely compromised.
The Movember campaign focuses heavily on awareness and supports efforts to help the predominantly young men who are testicular cancer survivors back to living full and healthy lives