National charity, Cancer Equality,is launching this year’s Ethnic Minority Cancer Awareness Month (EMCAM) in July, with the aim of raising awareness of bowel cancer and the importance of screening among Britain’s ethnic minority communities. The campaign also aims to help individuals take up the services that are available to them – with the aim of saving lives.
The campaign is supported by Public Health England and by Bowel Cancer UK, with the charity providing speakers and resources. Visit the Caner Equality website for more information.
BMECC is pleased to present the second Hear Me Now report, which shares communities’ experiences and learnings in a call to action to address the burden of prostate cancer in black africanCaribbean and black african men. Like the first report it was presented at a lauch event hosted by David Lammy, MP for Totteham at the House of Commons on Wednesday 2nd April. You can read the full report online here, and download it using this link.
Our Director Rose Thompson lost both her mother and twin sister to breast cancer.She continues to raise breast cancer awareness to increase early detection and reduce the chances of other families losing their loved ones.
She says, "I understand that there is still a fear of cancer, because our service users tell us this can be a barrier to attending breast cancer screening, but having read the above article, I hope this message will encourage women to act immediately and seek help as soon as possible.