Buck the negligence trend
WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU WENT FOR A MEDICAL CHECK-UP? IF YOU’RE ANYTHING LIKE THE 1 000 MALES INTERVIEWED IN A RECENT STUDY, YOU HAVEN’T SEEN THE INSIDE OF A DOCTOR’S OFFICE IN AGES
Two-fifths of the men surveyed don’t think it’s important to get a check-up and nearly one in five believe they don’t have to worry because they “know” they’re healthy. Three-quarters put off going to the doctor when they suspect they’re ill, with one-quarter saying it’s because they don’t have the time and one in 10 forgetting to book appointments.
The research was commissioned by Gillette, in partnership with the Movember Foundation.
“The statistics show that the majority of guys take a lax approach to their own health. We’re here to encourage them to change their habits and take their health more seriously,” says Gillette Brand Manager Matthew Thomas.
The research also found that it’s not just general health men are ignoring. Millions aren’t monitoring themselves for signs of common cancers in men. One-fifth don’t know what to look for when checking themselves for testicular cancer, while nearly half don’t know what symptoms to look for (and 19% couldn’t identify a single warning sign) when it comes to prostate cancer – one of the leading cancers in men.
Buck the negligence trend and schedule a regular check-up before you’re diagnosed with something that could have been treated a lot earlier – or prevented altogether.