Mercy Health Plans ‘Movember’ Shave-Off Nov. 25

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Local celebrities and community leaders will come together Nov. 25 to show off the facial hair they’ve been grooming all month, share how they’ve encouraged other men to discuss prostate cancer screenings with their physicians, and to have their whiskers removed by professional barbers from Excalibur Barber Grooming Lounge, Boardman.

Movember; prostate cancer; robotic surgery; NEO Urology: Mercy Health Youngstown

: Last year, the staff of NEO Urology sported mustaches to promote awareness about prostate cancer – even those who couldn’t grow their own.

One in seven American men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer at some point in their lives. More than 233,000 will be diagnosed this year and 29,480 of them will die.

Mercy Health Youngstown, formerly Humility of Mary Health Partners, Man Up Mahoning Valley, Mercy Health Youngstown Cancer Centers, Mercy Health Foundation, NEO Urology and Partners for Urology Health will close out ‘Movember’ with an official shave-off at 10 a.m. Nov. 25 at Partners for Urology Health, 6262 Mahoning Ave., Austintown.

Movember is a month-long campaign in which men who are normally clean-shaven grow and groom their mustaches to promote prostate cancer awareness and the importance of age-appropriate screenings. This year, several local celebrities and community leaders took part, meeting to kick off the campaign with clean-shaven faces. They will come together again Nov. 25 to show off the facial hair they’ve been grooming all month, share how they’ve encouraged other men to discuss prostate cancer screenings with their physicians, and to have their whiskers removed by professional barbers from Excalibur Barber Grooming Lounge, Boardman.

One in seven American men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer at some point in their lives. More than 233,000 will be diagnosed this year and 29,480 of them will die. According to Man Up Mahoning Valley, African-American men are twice as likely to get prostate cancer and to die from it as any other race.

About Mercy Health Youngstown
Mercy Health Youngstown is an integrated health system in the Mahoning Valley, which encompasses the Youngstown/Warren metropolitan area – Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties in Ohio. It is a key market of Mercy Health in Cincinnati, the largest health system in Ohio and one of the largest Catholic health systems in the United States. Mercy Health Youngstown provides a full spectrum of health care services – acute inpatient and trauma, outpatient and ambulatory, rehabilitation, behavioral, emergency and urgent care, primary care physicians in patient-centered medical homes, specialist physician care, home health, home medical equipment, long-term care and hospice care, as well as Mercy Health Foundation. Learn more at http://www.mercy.com/Youngstown.
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