“It’s easier when you make it into a real life experience rather than just facts”
Jacqueline is studying genetics and biology at university. She is currently researching colon cancer for a project. Importantly, she has found that it is not enough to merely bombard people with facts. A more effective strategy is to share specific case studies and stories of people who have suffered from the disease. In this way, cancer is not a statistic, but something that has a face and is linked to personal experiences.
Profound advice from this young student. Part of Movember, Ron Telpner’s video is a great example of this. I believe that stigma reduction is still an important part of prostate cancer and men’s mental health, and needs to continually be pushed in the future Movember campaigns.