This recently published report was driven and inspired by the latest prostate cancer death rates for UK black men.
BMECC was disappointed to learn that in addition to a 3 fold increased risk of developing prostate cancer at younger ages (about 5 yrs younger than expected), black men are 30% more likely to die from prostate cancer than their UK White counterparts. The evidence based report, aimed at policy makers, health professionals, cancer support groups, community leaders, and anyone with an interest in influencing positive change, is a call for action for all men , including seldom heard less visible ethnic groups, like the Turkish community, and Irish travelers.
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.