Voluntary Sector: Macmillan rolls out prostate info

Macmillan Cancer Relief has launched a toolkit aimed at improving understanding of prostate cancer in the UK's Afro-Caribbean and African communities.

The toolkit, called 'Effective communications with Afro-Caribbean and African men affected by prostrate cancer', is targeted at health and social care workers, and offers guidance on improving communication and PR, including advice on language and cultural differences.

'Men in the African and Afro-Caribbean communities are three times as likely as those in white communities to have prostate cancer, but there is a lack of information,' said Macmillan Cancer Relief PRO Nicola Ryan.

The free toolkit is supported by media relations activity targeting black media as well as the national press.

It has been developed with the Afro-Caribbean Leukaemia Trust, The Prostate Cancer Charity, CancerBACUP and Cancer Black Care.

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