BME Cancer Communities - Rebranded as B'Me

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CANCER SUPPORT ADVOCACY

CANCER SUPPORT ADVOCACY

An innovative service for cancer patients and carers

CANCER AWARENESS

CANCER AWARENESS

Culturally appropriate pre and post-diagnosis cancer information

HEAR ME NOW!

HEAR ME NOW!

Confronting the uncomfortable reality of prostate cancer in African-Caribbean men

CANCER SUPPORT GROUPS

CANCER SUPPORT GROUPS

Establishing culturally appropriate support groups in local Communities

OUR FOCUS IS WELL BEING

OUR FOCUS IS WELL BEING

Treating the patient rather than the condition

ADDRESSING BME CANCER INEQUALITIES

ADDRESSING BME CANCER INEQUALITIES

Culturally sensitive and appropriate practical advice, information, advocacy and support services

Cancer Questions

Cancer Questions

Frequently asked questions relating to BME cancer awareness

SISTA'S AGAINST CANCER

SISTA'S AGAINST CANCER

Cancer Support Group - Nottingham

Well Being -

Well Being -

Promoting healthy life style and personal well being

Cancer is not catching. Sneezing or touching does not pass it on to other individuals. There are some infections in the form of bacteria or viruses that are not cancer, but they can create the conditions for a cancer to develop. Most commonly this is because they may weaken our bodies ability to destroy cancer cells by affecting the immune system.

The recently publicised new vaccine to prevent young girls from developing cancer of the cervix (lower end of the womb), acts against the virus that is known to significantly increase the risk of developing cervical cancer. The number of new cervical cancer cases has fallen significantly in richer affluent countries due to screening and preventative treatments, but women in poorer developing countries are still significantly affected.

Women from UK BME communities are less likely to take up invitations for cancer screening than the general British female population. Lack of awareness about cancer may be compounded if English is not the first language. Complex medical jargon is not always easily translated or interpreted into other languages.

One of our Language Service advisors "Language is Everything" have confirmed that it can take up to five years to master a new language. Culturally sensitive telephone helplines and translation services are needed for people affected by cancer, whose first language is not Engish. Interpreters and translators should also be trained and supported if they are working with people affected by cancer. BME Cancer Communities can provide culturally sensitive cancer awareness training.

Prostate Cancer Risk Check

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Check Tings Out!

Prostate Caancer App

Check Tings Out!
B'Me Events & Activities

B'Me Events & Activities

Events and activities blog

Cancer A-Z

Cancer A-Z

Link to Macmillan cancer information and support

Hear Me Now Campaign

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Hear Me Now Campaign

Call for action about prostate cancer in black men

Hear Me Now Reports

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Hear Me Now Reports

the uncomfortable reality of prostate cancer in black men

Check Tings out!

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Check Tings Out!

Prostate cancer community clinic

BME Reports & Publications

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BME Reports and Publications

Culturally and community based reports and calls to action

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