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CANCER SUPPORT ADVOCACY

CANCER SUPPORT ADVOCACY

An innovative service for cancer patients and carers

CANCER AWARENESS

CANCER AWARENESS

Culturally appropriate pre and post-diagnosis cancer information

HEAR ME NOW!

HEAR ME NOW!

Confronting the uncomfortable reality of prostate cancer in African-Caribbean men

CANCER SUPPORT GROUPS

CANCER SUPPORT GROUPS

Establishing culturally appropriate support groups in local Communities

OUR FOCUS IS WELL BEING

OUR FOCUS IS WELL BEING

Treating the patient rather than the condition

ADDRESSING BME CANCER INEQUALITIES

ADDRESSING BME CANCER INEQUALITIES

Culturally sensitive and appropriate practical advice, information, advocacy and support services

Cancer Questions

Cancer Questions

Frequently asked questions relating to BME cancer awareness

SISTA'S AGAINST CANCER

SISTA'S AGAINST CANCER

Cancer Support Group - Nottingham

Well Being -

Well Being -

Promoting healthy life style and personal well being

The "Cancer does not discriminate", campaign arrived in Nottingham on the 19th September. The campaign was developed by the National Cancer Action Team, in recognition of:

  • Low levels of cancer awareness amongst people of BME origin;
  • Lower levels of cancer screening up-take by people of BME origin; and
  • Higher cancer incidence levels of liver cancer (African and African Caribbean men and women), cervical cancer (Asian women over 65), stomach cancer (African and African Caribbean men and women), prostate cancer (African and African Caribbean men) and mouth cancers (Asian women)

The campaign was supported locally by BME Cancer Communities and the Muslim Directory. The Aims of the campaign were to:

  • Promote a better understanding of the early signs and symptoms of cancer amongst BME communities living in England;
  • Increase the awareness of the national cancer screening programmes amongst people from BME communities living in England;
  • Dispel many of the myths and misconceptions held by the Irish, Asian and African, and African Caribbean communities around cancer; and
  • Provide positive examples of people of BME origin surviving cancer.

The campaign, an initial pilot focused on 5 areas: Nottingham, Leicester, Leeds, Birmingham and London. It came to Nottingham on the 19th September with activities taking place from the 20th September to the 25th October. During this time, targeted health supplements will were made available for the Asian, Irish and African and African Caribbean communities in Nottingham, located in food shops, hairdressers, libraries, churches, temples and mosques, as well as GP surgeries and NHS walk-in centres.

A health information stall provided health awareness information bags. Small grants are also made available to local community organisations and groups to enable them to put on their own awareness events.

Prostate Cancer Risk Check

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Check Tings Out!

Prostate Caancer App

Check Tings Out!
B'Me Events & Activities

B'Me Events & Activities

Events and activities blog

Cancer A-Z

Cancer A-Z

Link to Macmillan cancer information and support

Hear Me Now Campaign

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Hear Me Now Campaign

Call for action about prostate cancer in black men

Hear Me Now Reports

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Hear Me Now Reports

the uncomfortable reality of prostate cancer in black men

Check Tings out!

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Check Tings Out!

Prostate cancer community clinic

BME Reports & Publications

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BME Reports and Publications

Culturally and community based reports and calls to action

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