On the 9th July 2010 BME Cancer Communities are organizing and hosting an event in Nottingham called “Too Quiet, Too Long” to encourage increased awareness and early detection of cancer featuring Des Coleman as special guest. The event is part of ethnic minority cancer awareness week.
Cancer affects everyone; however, we know that some ethnic groups are more at risk of certain cancers than others. For example African-Caribbean men are three times more likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer than white men, mouth cancer is more common among South Asian communities and liver cancer is higher among Bangladeshi and Chinese communities. In addition to this, awareness of cancer and uptake of some cancer services is lower in ethnic minority communities. All this can result in poorer survival for ethnic minorities. By supporting and taking part in Ethnic Minority Cancer Awareness Week you will be working to raise awareness of cancer in your own community and empowering individuals to take up the services available to them. For more information visit the EMCAW web site.
“Too Quiet, Too Long” will be at Nottingham CVS (7 Mansfield Road, NG1 3FB) from 1 till 3 pm and is open to the public. It is supported by the African Caribbean Health Network and Bright Ideas Nottingham. Click here for a map.