Spreading the word about prostate cancer during Ethnic Minority Cancer Awareness Month

Ethnic Minority Cancer Awareness Month

July is Ethnic Minority Cancer Awareness Month, a campaign which aims to promote cancer awareness amongst Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities and empower people to take control of their health.

At Prostate Cancer UK, we want to make sure that men most at-risk of prostate cancer, including black men, are aware of their risk and know what to do about it. These are men over 50, men with a family history and black men.

We know that health care professionals play a key role in raising awareness and delivering health messages. We work with GPs and other primary care healthcare professionals to ensure they’re supported in having conversations with higher risk men.

To make these conversations easier, we have our information pack for black men, which contains a range of different publications to give black men the information they need about prostate cancer.

Language barriers

We know that language barriers can also prevent people from accessing health information.  Our Specialist Nurse telephone line offers a free translation service in over 200 languages. Anyone wanting to speak to an expert in confidence about prostate cancer or problems can simply call 0800 074 8383 (Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Weds 10am-8pm) and state, in English, the language they need to be connected to an interpreter.

We also provide awareness leaflets in 6 languages –  BengaliPolishGujarati , UrduTamil and Punjabi.

For a full list of our free publications click here.