In the UK, prostate cancer is the most common cancer to affect men and it is estimated 1 in 8 men will get prostate cancer in their lifetime.
There are three main risk factors:
- getting older: it mainly affects men aged 50 or over and the most common age for men to be diagnosed with prostate cancer is 65-69 years
- a family history of prostate cancer: compared to a man with no family history, the risk is 2.5 times greater if a parent or male sibling has been diagnosed
- black ethnicity: one in four black men will get prostate cancer in their lifetime.
Translated material: Prostate Cancer UK has translated materials about the prostate and prostate cancer in the following languages: Urdu, Bengali, Polish, Gujerati, Punjabi, Tamil, English and also in Easy Read. See attached.
Information on prostate cancer risk for black men: see attached information from the inspirational Errol McKellar. And you can find out more from his charity website here https://www.theerrolmckellarfoundation.com/
Shelf-talkers, booklets and posters: you can download or order, for free, information on prostate cancer including translated posters, information for men who have recently been diagnosed, information about prostate cancer treatments and much more. Visit the Prostate Cancer UK publications library here https://shop.prostatecanceruk.org/our-publications/all-publications
Prostate cancer awareness talks: you can book a virtual talk or an information stand for your organisation or event from Prostate Cancer UK. Just make sure to give them three weeks’ notice. Here is the link: https://prostatecanceruk.org/get-support/book-a-virtual-awareness-activity/request-a-talk?sourcepage=general