We know that Black men are more likely to get prostate cancer than men of other ethnicities. We’ve been able to utilise ONS data to calculate that the lifetime risk of developing prostate cancer in Black men is 1 in 4. This is double the 1 in 8 lifetime risk for all men.
The session explores the needs of Black men in relation to prostate cancer, and how these may differ to men of other ethnicities. It considers who is included when we refer to ‘Black men’, what is known about why Black men have an increased risk of prostate cancer, cultural factors which influence the different needs for African versus African Caribbean men, the impact of being a first or second generation Black man, social economic factors, as well as the influence of support networks and faith.
Tony Wong, African & African Caribbean Project Manager, Prostate Cancer UK
Tony Wong joined Prostate Cancer UK in June 2014 as our African & African Caribbean Project Manager. His role involves increasing awareness amongst Black men about their increased risk of developing prostate cancer, supporting research into why Black men are at an increased risk of developing the disease, as well as building and maintaining relationships with key community stakeholders in order to improve standards of care for men and their families in this community.