Raising awareness of prostate cancer with and for Black men

Prostate cancer affects 1 in 4 men from Black African, Caribbean and Black British communities, which is higher than the 1 in 8 men from other communities. Black men are also less likely to act on their symptoms and visit the doctor.
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Wessex Voices are now running a campaign to make sure men are aware of this, that they know what to look out for and have the right information to decide what they need to do if they have concerns.

They want to know:

  • How can they raise awareness with and for black men? 
  • What do men need to know about?
  • What would encourage them to decide what to do and seek help? 

Wessex Cancer Alliance, that works in Dorset, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight to improve cancer services and support, with Dorset Race Equality Council and Wessex Voices wants to involve people in this project from the start. 

If you are interested, please join them for an informal chat to hear about the project and share your views.  You can decide if and how you might want to get involved. 

Join them on a Zoom call on either:

9.30-10.30am – zoom link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82876140643

or 6.00-7.00pm – zoom link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85230031330

on Monday 19th April 2020.

If you are not used to using Zoom they can help you and pay your expenses to cover data you use. 

If you are interested please contact Nathalie Sherring nathalie.sherring@dorsetrec.org.uk

If you can’t make either meeting but are interested in the project let them know and they will contact you. 

 

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