Shanab is a men’s health initiative that falls under Friends of Cancer Patients’ umbrella “Kashf” for early detection of cancer, addressing prostate and testicular cancer. It highlights the importance of early detection and endeavors to eliminate stigmas surrounding both types of cancer.
Shanab aims at raise awareness among the target audience about the major health issues men face. It also encourages men to share their health concerns with their peers.
Being the most common type of cancer among young men (15 - 37 years), most of men are completely unaware of testicular cancer. As for prostate cancer, it mainly occurs in older men. About 6 cases in 10 are diagnosed in men aged 65 or older, and it is rare before age 40. The average age at the time of diagnosis is about 66. Both types of cancer are curable if detected at an early stage.