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Health chief joins Movember

Posted onPosted on 10th Nov
Health chief joins Movember

The chairman of Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is joining millions of men worldwide to support Movember.

Sean Lyons will commit to decorating his upper lip in a bid to raise money for Men’s Health Awareness, which covers:

· Prostate cancer
· Testicular cancer
· Mental health.

Countless avoidable deaths occur through these three illnesses, due to men not having the courage or knowledge of how to seek help if noticing problems.

At King’s Mill Hospital 209 patients were diagnosed with prostate cancer within the last year. Sean Lyons is amongst many who believe it is important for awareness to be raised around these issues.

He said: “As chairman I believe it is my responsibility to get involved and lead Sherwood Forest Hospitals in helping to raise awareness for Men’s Health.

“It’s a noble charity, which allows people to unite and find amusement with those taking part, and is a subtle reminder to the public to give generously in order to conquer these inescapable illnesses that plague a large proportion of the population.

“I for one am proud to be a part of such an inspiring and enjoyable cause. Not only has it raised millions in the last decade but it’s also an excuse to leave your upper lip untended without repercussions!

“So I urge people to get involved and donate to Men’s Health Awareness.”

David Johnson, Clinical Nurse Specialist for Urology at Sherwood Forest Hospitals, said: “Unlike bowel or bladder cancer, prostate cancer has very few early symptoms that would alert a man to a problem.

“Blood in a man’s urine is a symptom that is currently being campaigned about and is being advertised nationally via radio adverts and within our hospitals using posters. This is helping men come forward.”

To help Sean raise money for Movember please visit his Just Giving page: