Your Tri-Cities Cancer Center is excited to partner with Mid-Columbia Libraries for the third year for our community-wide men’s health initiative called Handsomely Hairy for Health. This year our theme is Stick a Stache On It!

Grow your beard or mustache as a conversation starter about the need for men to be more proactive about their health. Scroll down to learn what actions men should take to be healthy, find related book recommendations, and find out how to win prizes. Be part of this fun conversation about men’s health!

Handsomely Hairy for Health Kickoff Event – Stick a Stache On It!

This event is FREE and open to our entire community!

Please join the Tri-Cities Cancer Center and the Mid-Columbia Libraries for our 2018 Handsomely Hairy for Health Kickoff Event.

When: Friday, November 2nd, 2018 | 12-2pm
Where: Tri-Cities Cancer Center | Wellness Center 7350 W. Deschutes Avenue, Kennewick

The purpose of Handsomely Hairy for Health Kickoff Event is to promote fun and proactive ways for men in our community to improve their health and wellness. This year’s theme is Stick a Stache on It and we are asking people in our community to take pictures of themselves or fun items with a mustache on it to promote awareness of men’s health issues in the month of November. Photo examples include pets, trees, friends, family, or food and post to their Instagram or Facebook account using #stickastacheonit #HandsomelyHairyforHealth #tcccmenshealth #midcolumbialibraries @tccancercenter @midcolumbialibraries.

At our Stick a Stache on It Kickoff Event, we will have:
- Delicious food
- Mustache friendly photo booth
- Door prizes
- Men’s health focused info booths
- Men’s health educational sessions
- Much more…

Handsomely Hairy for Health Events throughout November

Handsomely Hairy for Health Kickoff Event:
Join us on Friday, November 2nd for our Handsomely Hairy for Health Kickoff Event from 12-2pm. There will be fun, food, prizes and some men’s focused education and resources.

Social Media Contests:
Help us promote awareness of men’s health issues in November by posting a photo of yourself, pets, trees, friends, family, food, etc. to your Instagram or Facebook account using the hashtags #stickastacheonit #HandsomelyHairyforHealth #tcccmenshealth #midcolumbialibraries
@tccancercenter @midcolumbialibraries. A weekly winner will be selected to receive a fun Stick A Stache On It inspired prize.

Mid-Columbia Reads:
Join Mid-Columbia Libraries on Thursday, November 8th for Mid-Columbia Reads. Details at  www.midcolumbialibraries.org/nea-big-read-mid-columbia

Mustaches on Children:
Mustaches on Children event at Mid-Columbia Libraries Storytimes – visit www.midcolumbialibraries.org/calendar

 

Lung Cancer
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in men. More men will die from lung cancer than from prostate, colorectal and testicular cancer combined. The best way to prevent lung cancer is to never smoke. If you do smoke, reduce your risk of a cancer diagnosis by quitting today. We have a free Quit Tobacco program offered monthly to help you give tobacco the boot.

If you have a significant smoking history, you may qualify for our low-cost Lung Screening Program. Be sure to check it out – our program could literally save your life.

Prostate Cancer

  • Prostate cancer is the most frequently diagnoses cancer in men (aside from cancers of the skin).
  • Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer related death in men.
  • 1 in 7 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime.
  • Starting at age 50, men of average risk should consider being screened for prostate cancer.
  • Men 70 and above and in good health should consult their physician and determine the best path for their personal healthcare needs as it relates to screening.
  • Prostate cancer screening includes a digital rectal exam and PSA blood test. It may be appropriate for men with a family history to start sooner.
  • While prostate cancer is a very serious disease, most men diagnosed with prostate cancer will not die from the disease.

What is involved in the prostate cancer screening?

  • Medical history (including discussion of risk factors), a prostate specific antigen blood test (PSA) and a digital rectal exam (DRE) performed by a physician.
  • Whether or not to have a prostate cancer screening on a regular basis is a controversial topic. We recommend knowing your risk factors and having a conversation with your primary care physician to determine if screening is appropriate for you.

How is prostate cancer treated?

  • Active Surveillance
    • Likely to be recommended if cancer is low risk, if patient is older or has other serious medical conditions
    • PSA will be checked periodically and prostate biopsies will be performed on a regular basis to ensure that your prostate cancer is not becoming more aggressive

  • Prostatectomy (surgery)
  • Radiation therapy with external beam radiation
  • Permanent radioactive seed implants

Colorectal Cancer
Colorectal Cancer is the third leading cause of cancer death in men. Starting at age 50, men of average risk need to have a colonoscopy. Men with a family history may need to start sooner. Colonoscopies can actually prevent colorectal cancer by removing precancerous polyps during the procedure. Get screened. Be a Man.

Testicular Cancer

  • Testicular cancer is most often found in men ages 15 – 35.
  • Testicular cancer is most often a young man’s disease: average age 33 at diagnosis.
  • Testicular cancer is very treatable and often curable cancer. Early detection is key!
  • Testicular cancer, while very serious, is not a common condition. 1 in 250 men will be diagnosed with testicular cancer in their lifetime.
  • Due to great treatment options, only 1 in 5000 men will lose their life to testicular cancer.
  • A higher percentage of the time, testicular cancer appears as a lump in the testicles.
  • Talk to your physician should you notice any physical changes

Self Exam:

  1. Check only one testical at a time
  2. Use both hands and hold the testicle between your thumbs and fingers. Roll gently between your fingers.
  3. If you notice (feel or see) any hard lumps, smooth or rounded bumps, a change in size, shape or constancy contact your doctor right way

More information can be found at MedlinePlus.

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