Every November, the spotlight is on the ‘big 5’ cancers affecting SA men – prostate, colorectal, Kaposi’s sarcoma (a skin cancer), lung and bladder cancer.
‘For me, Movember is a reminder that I’m a lucky one – I’ve been in remission for 18 years,’ says Jean Dommisse, Head: Client and Market Insights.
Growing a beard was a pain, jokes Mayuren Reddy, SPF Market Research Analyst. ‘The itchiness and irritation weren’t ideal but the reasoning behind the movement was enough motivation.’
Sanlam urges men, and those who are survivors, to adopt a healthy lifestyle and be aware of changes in their bodies. We encourage all men to be screened and to ask a doctor for advice on specific cancer-screening tests appropriate for your age, medical and family history.
Find your nearest screening centre to make arrangements.