Male Care Support:
Can-Sir malecare and You….
Malecare USA founded in 1997, created the worlds first heterosexual and gay men’s prostate cancer support group, which has expanded into a global network of in-person and online support for all men of all sexual identities and genders.
In March 2013 Can-Sir became a malecare partner and will expanded this program in South Africa and its programs will include services regarding the effects of cancer on Heterosexual, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people.
Can-Sir malecare support Forum addresses erectile dysfunction for gay and straight men through consultations with our partnered oncologists, psychologists and social workers. Can-Sir malecare will be facilitating support groups and health care programs, free and open to the public. Many of Can-Sir malecare’s volunteers are themselves survivors diagnosed with cancer.
Can-Sir malecare workshops, lectures and support groups facilitating health education to men, their loved ones and their families.
1- The cancer programs include education, support and resource sharing for men with prostate cancer (both localised and metastatic), anal cancer, testicular cancer and male breast cancer.
2- The advocacy program includes the development of public and governmental awareness of the health issues faced by all men and their families.
Men’s Health – The Problem Men get sicker faster and die younger than women.
Prostate Cancer is diagnosed in nearly as many men as women with breast cancer, more than 350,000 men annually worldwide. Men outnumber women as victims of violence and on-the-job accidents. By age 70, most men die of cancer at nearly twice the rate of women. Male Breast Cancer cases have risen 25% in 25 years worldwide.
Yet, men’s health education and prevention is sorely lacking. Men seem reluctant to see a doctor and face barriers when they do.
Men’s health, worldwide, is deteriorating every year due to neglect on men’s part, poor access to medical facilities, under-funded research in male-specific diseases and other disparities in medical care. In South Africa, inequalities exist for 60 percent of men. – Blacks, Coloured, Indian and others; Men of colour have the lowest life expectancies with Black and Coloured men dieing almost 12 years sooner than women and Caucasians. Blacks in South Africa encompass numerous tribes and all include men in dire need of health care.
The solution: Learn about your body. Improve your performance. Learn how to fix yourself. Use this web site (Can-Sir.org) or malecare to educate yourself about the more common health problems and treatment options men face. Go to Can-Sir malecare workshops in your area. If there are none, then start one and we will assist you.
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