Every year year 150,000 men are diagnosed with cancer in the UK and 81,000 men a year die – that’s nearly 10 men dying of cancer in the UK every hour of every day.
The way that men experience cancer is a major health inequality as they are 60% more likely to get cancers that affect both sexes and 70% more likely to die of one of these cancers.
Many of these male cancer deaths could be avoided if we were taking more action to ensure earlier detection and promote and support healthier lifestyle choices.
The Blue September campaign aims to spread the message about cancer in men and raise awareness among UK men and women about all the cancers that can affect men. Part of its focus is to encourage men to take preventative action themselves.
To find out more about The Men’s Network’s plans to Beat Male Cancer at a local level click here.