HELP DEPEND SUPPORT MEN'S HEALTH THIS NOVEMBER
Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in men in Australia, with 1 in 6 men being diagnosed in their lifetime.
For men, recovery during post prostate surgery is the #2 most common reason for bladder weakness. That’s why Depend® is partnering with Movember to help break the stigma around incontinence.
During the month of November, $1 from every marked pack of Depend® Men’s Real-Fit Underwear sold will be donated to Movember. These funds will go to the causes supported by The Movember Foundation including Beyond Blue and critical research at the Monash university – all of whom are working towards helping men live happier, healthier and longer lives.
Movember is a leading charity changing the face of men’s health. Started in 2003, Movember has funded more than 1,250 men’s health project across the world focusing on issues such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention, with money raising going to Beyond Blue and Monash University. Find out more at https://au.movember.com
Sign up to take part in Movember. There are three ways to participate:
- Grow a Mo: Raise funds for men’s health with a mo of your own
- Move for Movember: 60km for the 60 men lost to suicide each hour across the world
- Host a Mo-ment: It’s all about having a good time for a good cause
Prostate cancer in men
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer affecting men. It may not produce urinary incontinence symptoms, however, the highly effective treatments used to cure the cancer often does. In many cases the resulting urinary incontinence will get better but, in some cases, remains.
Because early diagnosis is key to successful treatment, doctors recommend yearly prostate exams for men over the age of 50. Men with a family history of prostate cancer should begin these check-ups at age 40.
Most men have temporary incontinence following surgery for prostate cancer. The degree to which incontinence occurs, and the severity of it, varies with each man. While incontinence can be distressing, there are many treatments and management options available. Using absorbent products will help you maintain a normal lifestyle while you are working to regain bladder control. Depend® Real Fit® Underwear for Men, and Depend® Shields and Guards for Men, are specially tailored incontinence products for men designed to be highly absorbent, yet comfortable and discreet. Explore our range to learn more. The good news is that it generally lessens within six months to one year. In many cases, continence is fully restored.
* in retail stores this November