What is the Movember Movement?
Movember is a leading global organization committed to changing the face of men’s health.
They stand to bring awareness and to tackle things like prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention for men around the world. On average, men die six years earlier than women, and usually for preventable reasons. Unchecked, prostate cancer rates will double over the next 15 years. Testicular cancer rates have already doubled in the last 50 years. In addition, one man dies by suicide every minute of every day, with males accounting for 75% of all suicides.
Movember funds groundbreaking projects all over the world, engaging men where they are to understand what works best and accelerate change.
Link between Cancer Medication and Hearing Loss
Certain cancer medications are Ototoxic. This means that the medications used to treat cancer can cause inherent risk to your hearing health. In some cases, causing hearing loss and/or damaging the ear. In addition, some individuals report vestibular/ balance disorders and tinnitus. As a result, patients receiving treatment with the chemotherapy agent cisplatin, ototoxicity may occur in as many as 50% of patients. Drugs known to cause temporary damage include salicylate pain relievers, quinine, and loop diuretics.
Learn about Robbie’s Mo-tivation:
Robbie is a 3 year Mo Bro veteran, raising money and awareness on Men’s health.
With one of my best friends battling through this in 2017/2018, I felt it was once again necessary for me to look like Ned Flanders in support of Men’s Health Awareness. Testicular cancer is the most common cancer diagnosis in young men. The Movember Foundation is working to halve the number of deaths from testicular cancer by 2030, and I want to help them get there. Help me stop men dying too young.
Donate to Robbie’s Mo Space
If you’d like to support Robbie’s fundraiser for Movember, please visit his Movember page here.