Your guide to health, wellness and how to manage life’s inconvenient little leaks
Dealing with a medical condition, whether large or small, can be an isolating experience. This feeling can be particularly acute when that condition feels incredibly private and the last thing you want to do is even acknowledge it, never mind discuss it or seek treatment.If you’ve just been diagnosed with prostate cancer, or if you’re living with the side effects of prostate cancer treatment, you’re not alone. In fact, you’re in good company, with numerous high-profile celebrities sharing their experiences to raise awareness of this common cancer, which affects about one in eight men. Here are just some of their stories...A prostate cancer diagnosis can change your life in ways you’ve never foreseen. Even successful treatment brings with it a range of side effects, such as urinary incontinence. When Brad received his diagnosis he had no idea what was ahead – here he shares his story to help pave the way for other men...It’s the less common, lesser-known little brother of prostate cancer, accounting for only one per cent of cancers experienced by me. But testicular cancer is still worth keeping an eye out for. Here’s what you need to knowLiving with incontinence can be a lonely and isolating experience. But sometimes knowing you’re not alone makes all the difference. About one man in every five experiences some degree of bladder leakage as they age* – we just don’t talk about it. So we asked one, Tom, to share his story...About one man out of five experiences some degree of urinary leakage in his lifetime, and many find it worsens as they get older. For many, it’s just a few drips or dribbles, but enough to create a nagging worry that they might leak through their pants or smell of urine. Arun didn’t realise how much it was bothering him until he felt the relief of finding a solution. He shares his story...Former pro rugby player Tony Marsh is encouraging men to talk more openly about their health worries following his own brush with testicular cancer. Marsh, who played professionally in New Zealand before joining the French national team, says many men are still reluctant to talk to anyone, even their doctor, about their health – especially problems ‘down there’.Our new men’s health and wellness ambassador Tony Marsh played professionally in New Zealand before joining the French national team. A brush with testicular cancer saw him reassessing his priorities and returning to New Zealand, where he works as a personal trainer and men’s health advocate. This is his story...One of the great things about helping people finally find a solution to intensely personal issues they’ve been grappling with alone, is that they are often keen to share their stories to let others know there is hope. We would like to thank everyone who has shared their stories with us. Click on the links below to read more...
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