Former BBC Breakfast presenter Bill Turnbull spoke last night about his prostate cancer diagnosis on the celebrity version of the Great British Bake Off.
It comes ahead of our free Play Domino, Talk Prostate event taking place at Moat Community College, Maidstone Road, Leicester, from 2pm to 7pm on Saturday, March 10. It is aimed at raising awareness of prostate cancer among Afro-Caribbean men and supporting those diagnosed with the condition.
One of the organisers is Pamela Campbell-Morris, a Project Assistant and Community Champion at the Centre for BME Health.
She said: “We know that Afro-Caribbean men engage very well through dominoes, it’s a cultural thing. People talk about those hard-to-reach groups, I know with Afro-Caribbean men, one way of engaging is through dominoes.”
Those at greatest risk are 45 and over and, or, with a father or brother who have had it. Pamela said: “Most men with early prostate cancer have no symptoms at all, the symptoms can be silent. Don’t wait for symptoms, please, please go and have yourself checked.”
Specialist speakers will be on hand to provide information at the event and answer any questions about the condition, named as the UK’s third biggest cancer killer last month.
A free hot Caribbean lunch will be provided for all attendees.
The information session has been organised by the Centre for BME Health, PROSTaid and Prostate Cancer UK. It is supported by the National Institute for Health Research’s Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) East Midlands.