The has announced a $36 million investment in True NTH, a comprehensive set of personalized programs aimed at improving the quality of life for men living with prostate cancer.
According to the Los Angeles-based organization, which encourages men to grow their moustaches during the month of November to raise funds for prostate and testicular cancer initiatives, a significant number of men living with prostate cancer — the second most common cancer worldwide for men — experience sexual health issues such as erectile dysfunction, psychological issues, and continence issues that can have a deleterious effect on their lives. To be introduced initially in the U.S., UK, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada, the initiative will provide information about the disease and various treatment options, the experiences of prostate cancer survivors, lifestyle advice, and easier access to healthcare professionals.
"There is an urgent need to change the way in which prostate cancer services are delivered. Historically, the investment into new approaches to prostate cancer care has been very low, and the quality of life of many men living with prostate cancer needs to be improved," said Movember Foundation executive director Paul Villanti. "As treatment for men with prostate cancer is completed, many men report fear of recurrence, fatigue, distress, anxiety, depression, erectile dysfunction, and urinary incontinence. These services are vital to supporting men and their families return to living a life as normal as possible. True NTH addresses this head on."