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In December, men are encouraged to grow a beard to raise awareness of bowel cancer.  Bowel cancer is Australia’s second deadliest cancer and third biggest cancer killer in men, but if detected early more than 90 % of bowel cancers can be successfully treated.

Flaunt your fluff and while doing so take the opportunity to encourage male friends and family members to have regular medical check-ups. It could save their lives.

Remember these 3 reasons why you should see the year out by growing a beard:

  1. Salt and pepper beards are distinguished
    Bowel cancer affects men of all ages and the risk increases every year from age 50
  2. But beards of all colours are great
    Bowel cancer kills more than 2,900 men each year, 279 (10%) are under age 55
  3. You’ll be helping a lot of your mates
    More than 8,500 Australian men are diagnosed with the disease each year

It doesn’t matter if you already have a fabulous face of fur, you can still be part of Decembeard, spreading the word to help beat bowel cancer.

Find out more about bowel cancer, and join in on Decembeard.

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