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Prostate cancer awareness on cards during Black & Minority Ethnic Awareness Week

To be held from 3 July to 10 July
10th June 2010:
As Black men of West African or Caribbean background have a higher risk of developing prostate cancer than white men, Macmillan Cancer Support has called for greater public awareness on prostate cancer during this year’s Black and Minority Ethnic Awareness Week from 3 July to 10 July.

Senior Nurse at Macmillan Cancer Support Kim Hardwick says prostate cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in men in the UK. It is not yet clear why, but Black men of West African or Caribbean background have a higher risk of developing prostate cancer than white men.

During Ethnic Minority Cancer Awareness Week, people are being reminded of men like broadcaster Darcus Howe, a survivor of prostate cancer. People are being told they are not alone.

They can contact Macmillan for no-nonsense practical information and advice to help them cope whilst living with prostate cancer.

For further information about prostate cancer, you can call up 0808 808 00 00 and speak directly to a cancer nurse specialist.

Employers may have to pay for migrant workers’ healthcare.

In Newham, 70 per cent jobs are filled by non-British workers