The Morning Blend


Why men need to "man up" about their health

Posted at 5:00 PM, Nov 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-12 19:00:57-05

While it's important for people of all ages to pay attention to their bodies, statistics show that men don’t take their health as seriously as women. But they should, because men are 24 percent less likely to visit the doctor for regular check-ups than women. For the most part, men are not often charged with the role of family-health maintenance, and therefore don't develop a connection to the health-maintenance system. They typically get involved only when they must like after sustaining an injury or suffering an illness. That’s why “Men’s Health Awareness Month” – known as ‘Movember’ – is the perfect time for men to get proactive about their healthcare and for women to talk to the men in their lives, reminding them to be diligent about their health.

Radio sports personality Marc ‘Silvy’ Silverman discusses his personal journey battling the most common type of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, Diffuse Large B-cell non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (DLBCL.) More than 18,000 people are diagnosed with DLBCL each year, however with timely and appropriate treatment, approximately two-thirds of all people can be cured. ‘Silvy’ is joined by his oncologist, Dr. Dean Tsarwhas from Northwestern Medicine. Together, they share details on the clinical trial Silvy was part of, and remind viewers - particularly men - to take ownership of their health.