PROSTATE CANCER: MEN SHOULD BE TALKING

Time2Reason is a campaign to raise awareness of prostate cancer among black men that’s been running for a year in Manchester. It’s provided information and support for black men thinking about being tested and for those who’ve been diagnosed with the disease.

The campaign will be outlining its successes to date and its recommendations for the future at an event which is to be held in Manchester Thursday 26 March.

The event, as part of Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, is supported by Prostate Cancer UK and former England and Manchester United player, Danny Wallace.

This is the first campaign in Manchester of its type and is significant as prostate cancer is the second most common cause of cancer death in UK men. On average 1 in 4 black men will get prostate cancer at some point in their lives compared to 1 in 8 white men.

The campaign, hosted by BHA for Equality, has identified a lack of awareness amongst black men about prostate cancer and their risks as well as about the tests and treatment available. If identified early, 8 in 10 men diagnosed with prostate cancer will survive for at least 10 years.

Cancer Research UK statistics show that in 2012 10,800 men died of prostate cancer so men need to be made more aware of the symptoms and be encouraged to visit their GP.

The event will be held on Thursday 26 March from 12am – 3pm at the Performance Space, Central Library, St Peter’s Square, Manchester M60 2LA.

TNT Health

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