Every year in Northern Ireland there are approximately 4,426 men diagnosed with cancer - that’s 12 men every day. Although men are 14% more likely to develop cancer than women, they are 37% more likely to die from the disease.
This has been attributed to poor lifestyle choices, such as eating an unhealthy diet, taking less exercise and a reluctance to discuss personal health matters. Research indicates that men will sometimes wait up to two years before consulting a doctor and are less likely to do so than women.
By not monitoring their health, men have a higher chance of not detecting cancer or other serious conditions at an early and, hopefully, more treatable stage.
To raise awareness of general health among men and male specific cancers, Action Cancer delivers an annual Action Man Campaign in June. We ask men to ‘Get a Grip’ of their health and in 2014 alongside champion boxer Carl Frampton, we encouraged men to ‘Beat the Odds’ against cancer. Click below to view a special video message from Carl.
Action Cancer offers the following services to men:
- M.O.T. health checks
- Cancer Awareness Sessions
- Action Man Club
- Why Weight? Programme
To find out more information contact Health Promotion on 028 9080 3344 or email [email protected]
To Book an M.O.T. Health Check call 028 9080 3344 or Click Here