Movember 7, 2013

There are lots of people who like to watch auto racing for the car crashes. That's all well and good until someone dies, and then it's not quite so funny anymore. 

I don't know what made me think of that… 

So, a couple of days ago, we talked about the fantastic 96% survival rate for testicular cancer. Well, in today's Movember men's health fact, we learn that the survival rate for prostate cancer is almost as good. 95%, actually, again dependent on detecting it early. 

Guys — you know what that means. When you get to be my age, you need to get checked out each time you get a check-up. You do go for regular check-ups, right? Yes, it's not exactly the most enjoyable experience. But assuming your doctor is worth anything, it's over quickly and it could save your life. 

So turn, cough, get up on the table, hug your knees, clean up, and then get on with your day. You'll thank yourself later, and so will the people in your life who love you. 

That's important, by the way. The people in your life who love you ought to have your best interests in mind. They ought to be encouraging you to do absolutely everything that's necessary to stay both physically and mentally healthy. And if you fall out of good health, they ought to be helping to create an environment of safety and support to get back on track. 

I don't know what made me think of that… 

Until tomorrow, your support is always welcome and appreciated