Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Hi lovers! Tonight I have a really special mani for a really special cause. For those who don't know, November is also called Movember to raise awareness for men's health, specifically prostate cancer and testicular cancer. In the spirit of this, I decided to join in with the lovely Melissa (from Missy's Manicures) and create some fun "manly" nail art to show my support! xx

Did you know...?
  • Prostate cancer is one of the most controversial cancers in both diagnosis and treatment.
  • This is the second most common cancer that affects men after lung cancer.
  • The risk of developing prostate cancer increases after the age of 50 years. Majority of prostate cancer are diagnosed in men over 65 years.
  • There are over 2 million American men currently living with prostate cancer.
  • Charles B. Huggins in 1941 was awarded a Nobel prize for understanding that prostate cancer was dependent on testosterone for its growth and spread and this could be reversed by giving estrogens, the so called ‘Chemical Castration’.
  • Prostate Specific Antigen - a marker to diagnose prostate cancer was first used in forensic investigation to determine if a stain on the undergarment was due to semen or not.
  • The use of ‘robotics in surgery’ is most commonly deployed for removing a malignant prostate cancer from the pelvis.
  • Prostate cancer is a relatively slow-growing cancer. For all stages of the cancer the average 5-year survival rate is 98% and the 10-year survival rate is 84%. Remember - Most people die with this cancer and not of it.