Is Movember the best way to fight prostate cancer? | The Tylt

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Is Movember the best way to fight prostate cancer?
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Some argue the deadliest cancers—pancreatic, stomach, lung and colorectal—receive the fewest donations. Prostate cancer has one of the highest survival rates of all cancers, and perhaps the money raised would be better used elsewhere.

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The prostate-specific antigen test, or PSA, has been riddled with controversy after research showed it may not decrease death rates, often has false positives, and heightens the risk of unnecessary medical procedures.

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Movember's mission has expanded to not only raising awareness for prostate cancer, but for both testicular cancer and men's mental health—two historically neglected aspects of men's wellness.

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As with breast cancer, critics say corporations are jumping on board just to boost their brand. This year, LifeStyles launched a Movember-branded box of condoms. Tech company LiveTiles and ad agency GSW released a parody beefcake calendar called “Sexy Men of Technology.” 

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Men are statistically less likely to discuss illness, depression, and see doctors to address their health problems. Supporters say Movember provides a lighthearted way to introduce those conversations and a great reminder for men to take a moment to examine their own health.

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In 2015, Movember raised more than $16 million just in United States. Isn't money raised to fight cancer (even a very treatable one) an inherently good thing?

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