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MILLIONS OF MEN ‘DON’T KNOW HOW’ TO TALK ABOUT CANCER SYMPTOMS, NEW RESEARCH SHOWS
New research by Macmillan Cancer Support released today shows 14% of men are putting off reporting worrying symptoms, including a lump or suspicious mole, because they do not know how to talk about changes to their bodies.
Not talking about cancer worries is particularly common amongst men working in traditionally ‘masculine’ sectors like building and construction.
‘I’m a typical ‘man’s man’ in many ways, but especially when it comes to my health. I don’t like making a fuss.’
Luke was diagnosed with advanced bowel cancer when he was just 27 after putting off going to the doctor for nearly six months.
Head to Macmillan’s blog to read Luke’s story about why is it so important to speak up early about your health concerns.
Man up Check up
Benchmarx have teamed up with Macmillan Cancer Support to help make sure no one faces cancer alone.
Today, there are 2.5 million people living with cancer in the UK. By 2030, it’ll be four million. And men are 70% more likely to die of cancer than women. That’s why together with Travis Perkins and Benchmarx we’re aiming to raise £3 million for Macmillan over three years and to increase awareness about the signs and symptoms of cancer.