Urology dons the mo for men's health

Three men standing together twiddling their moustaches
Clinical Nurse Brendan Rees, Registrar Andrew Moe and Registered Nurse Kieron Henry
November 21, 2017

Fiona Stanley Hospital Urology staff are doing their part to raise awareness for men’s health issues by donning the mo this November.

Urology Clinical Nurse Brendan Rees, Registered Nurse Kieran Henry and Registrar Andrew Moe have thrown their support (and their upper lip) behind the Movember Foundation.

Urology Head of Service Dickon Hayne said men’s health issues can often be overlooked.

“Movember is a fantastic initiative raising awareness – and money – for men's health issues including prostate and testicular cancer,” Dickon said.

The Movember Foundation has one goal – “stop men dying too young”.

Across the world, men die an average six years younger than women, and for reasons that are largely preventable.

To help stop this, the Movember Foundation wants men to remember to do these five things:

  1. Make man time
  2. Have open conversations
  3. Know the numbers – at 50, talk to your doctor about prostate cancer, or at 45 if you have a family history
  4. Know thy nuts – check them regularly
  5. Move more

Donations to the Movember Foundation fund men’s health projects around prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health and suicide prevention for men.

For more information and to donate, visit Movember Australia (external site).