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WJBF News Channel 6 Anchors Shed Light Cancers Affecting Men

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You might have noticed myself and Tom Wylie sporting beards and mustaches, and guys from all over are wearing the face fuzz for Movember.

Across the nation, men from all over are sporting mustaches to bring awareness to prostate and testicular cancer during the month of November or...Movember.

Movember is a national movement that through awareness and education then prompts people to take action and change their behavior, which is impacting and saving lives today. Prostate and testicular cancer affect men of all ages.

"Prostate Cancer can be found in older men and testicular Cancer is predominantly found in younger men," says Dr. Prakash Maniam, of Doctors Hospital.

The best way to check for prostate cancer is by getting a PSA, or prostate specific antigen screening, and for testicular cancer, a physical or self-examination.

Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in American men, behind only lung cancer. About 1 man in 36 will die of prostate cancer and testicular cancer is the #1 cancer in young men ages 15-35.

"I cannot stress the importance of screening for both types of cancer," says Dr. Maniam.

With campaigns like Movember, which began in 2003, over 3 million Mo Bros in 21 countries have raised $446 million for men's health, funding more than 570 programs globally in the areas of education and awareness, living with and beyond cancer, and prostate and testicular cancer research.

If you want to join the global movement focused on men's health, sign up for Movember here.

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