Osteoporosis is a disease characterized by low bone mass and deterioration of bone tissue, which can lead to increased risk of fracture. Known as the “silent thief”, bone deterioration can occur over a number of years without any symptoms. Unfortunately, by the time affected bones break or fracture, the disease is already fairly advanced and less treatable. The most common fractures associated with osteoporosis are in the hip, spine, wrist, and shoulder.
Today, no single cause for osteoporosis has been identified and at least one in five men are at risk.
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Family/Domestic violence is considered to be any form of abuse, mistreatment or neglect that a child or adult experiences from a family member, or from someone with whom they have an intimate relationship. The laws relating to family violence and the kind of help that is available to anyone experiencing such violence.
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Movember is uniquely placed to address this crisis on a global scale. PCC funds groundbreaking projects all over the world, engaging men where they are to understand what works best and accelerate change.
Men with prostate cancer and testicular cancer face an uphill battle before, during and after treatment. But with useful tools and straight-shooting advice, the Prostate Cancer Canada aims aim to lighten their load so these men can live life to the fullest.
Sources: Osteoporosis Canada, Department of Justice Canada, Movember Canada