Movember - men's health awareness month

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Movember is the annual event involving the growing of moustaches during the month of November to raise awareness of men's health issues, such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and men's suicide.

We’re particularly highlighting men’s abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) screening and support for men’s mental health.

AAA screening is offered to men during the year they turn 65 and we want to encourage more men to take up this free screening in West Sussex.

The screening is a way of checking if there's a bulge or swelling in the aorta, the main blood vessel that runs from your heart down through your tummy. This bulge or swelling is called an abdominal aortic aneurysm, or AAA.

It can be serious if it's not spotted early on because it could get bigger and eventually burst (rupture).

Men aged 65 or over are most at risk of getting AAAs. Screening can help spot a swelling in the aorta early on when it can usually be treated.

Find out more about AAA screening on our website's screening page.

Movember is also an opportunity to highlight men’s mental health and encourage men to get talking about their own mental health. This new tool on the Movember website provides tips on starting conversations with men who are struggling.

For immediate support or general advice and information about local services visit the Movember website.