Friday 4 February 2022 is World Cancer Day and to mark the day, Wessex Cancer Alliance, in partnership with Dorset Race Equality Council and Wessex Voices are holding an online event, Let’s Talk About Prostate Cancer, to raise awareness of the increased risk of prostate cancer in Black men.
The event will be taking place, Friday 4 February, 1-2pm. Register here: https://bit.ly/3Gh9O1m Prostate cancer affects 1 in 4 men from Black African, Caribbean, and Black British communities – which is twice as many as the 1 in 8 men it affects from other communities. Black men are also at risk from a younger age than other men. Let’s Talk About Prostate Cancer will feature a range of experts with personal and clinical experience in this area who will share their knowledge and advice to empower Black men and their families to discuss prostate cancer and provide them with the tools and awareness to access support. The event will cover:
Signs and symptoms
Personal experiences of prostate cancer
The PSA test
Next steps and questions
Our guest speakers will include Consultant urological surgeon, Professor Frank Chinegwundoh MBE, along with representatives from Prostate Cancer UK, Black History Month South and Pompey in the Community.