One man dies every hour in the UK Yet hardly anyone talks about it.
It’s hidden because we can’t see it and many people don’t even know what a prostate is or what it does. Prostate cancer awareness month is all about changing that. The more we talk openly about prostate cancer the more lives can be saved. Help bring prostate cancer out into the open during prostate cancer awareness month.
Prostate Cancer Awareness Month each March aims to raise the profile of prostate cancer among the public and in the media. Hundreds of individuals and groups across the UK will join forces to help raise awareness of prostate cancer and raise vital funds to improve research, information and support services for men and their families who are affected by this disease.
Benjamin Zephaniah: “Many people are touched by cancer and the most important thing I have learned about prostate cancer is not to remain unaware of it. In the African Caribbean community, prostate cancer remains an unspoken disease – surrounded by myths and taboo with many men unsure if they even have a prostate. However, African Caribbean men are three times more likely to develop prostate cancer than white men. What matters to me is helping to dispel those myths and fears to allow more men to take control of their health.”
Suresh Rambaran added: “Raising awareness of prostate cancer within the African Caribbean community is vitally important. By building key relationships and partnerships with voluntary and community organisations as well as other healthcare professionals, I hope to bring greater knowledge and understanding of prostate cancer among men and their families within the community.”
You can help us fight the hidden cancer by getting involved in March, you’ll be helping in so many ways. Prostate cancer awareness month helps to make men and the general public as well as health professionals more aware of the disease. It helps raise vital funds to provide much needed support and information for men who have been diagnosed as well as their families. It also allows us to campaign and lobby the UK’s key decision makers, because it’s high time that the issue of prostate cancer is brought out into the open, and no longer hidden.
Host an event
Book a volunteer to talk or host a stand
Display posters around your workplace, club or community
Enter a team in the Real Man Cup football tournament
Share your story with the media
Share experiences or questions on The Prostate Cancer Charity Message Board
Join Prostate Cancer Voices
The Prostate Cancer Charity has set a mission this Prostate Cancer Awareness Month – to leave the disease nowhere to hide . A mission which one man has chosen to accept. Specialist Support and Information Nurse, Suresh Rambaran, will set off on a solo expedition across the UK with one goal in mind, to raise awareness of prostate cancer in African Caribbean communities.
African Caribbean men are three times more likely to develop prostate cancer than white men and in recognition of this, Suresh will be giving a series of talks in ethnic communities across the UK throughout March. He will be aiming to get people talking about the disease and help to address the taboos and myths about prostate cancer that are often held in the African Caribbean community. The talks will help the Charity’s goal of bringing the hidden cancer out of the shadows this Awareness Month.
Suresh Rambaran has been working in the field of cancer nursing for more that 30 years. He joined The Prostate Cancer Charity in 2004 as a Support and Specialist Information Nurse. He has also been actively involved in many community activities such as the Trinidad and Tobago Nurses Association and a number of Caribbean community groups as well as health care professional organisations.