Men's health focus of Movember
Movember began in 2003 as a grassroots movement aimed at educating and spreading awareness about men’s health. Since then, there have been over 5 million Mo Bros and Mo Sistas globally.
Movember focuses on changing the face of men’s health by raising awareness of 3 pillars: prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and mental health and suicide prevention.
More than 170,000 Canadian men are living with and beyond prostate cancer – many of whom are dealing with negative side effects caused by treatment. By 2030, Movember aims at cutting that number in half.
Testicular cancer is the most common cancer in young Canadian men. By 2030, Movember aims at halving the number of men that die from testicular cancer or face serious side effects from treatment.
To help manage side effects from cancer treatment, Tilray supports a clinical trial through the University of Sydney in Australia investigating the effectiveness of medical cannabis on chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting.
Patients undergoing cancer treatment also use products rich in THC for pain management.
Side effects of cancer treatment can be overwhelming. On average, one male dies by suicide every minute of every day globally. By 2030, Movember aims at reducing the rate of male suicides by 25%.
Clinical researchers are beginning to explore the effects of medical cannabis, specifically cannabidiol (CBD), on anxiety disorders, depression and other mental illnesses.
To learn more about the Movember foundation and how you can show support, check out their website.