PROSTaid African Caribbean prostate cancer support group
The project is to help the lives African & Caribbean population in Leicester, this includes all black men in Leicestershire who have a risk rate and mortality rate of more than double that of all men in Leicester For prostate cancer. Furthermore this group are most reluctant to become aware of the risk and come forward for treatment for the dis
- Awareness to make all local black men aware of their real higher risk of getting prostate cancer by targeting then with positive marketing to ensure early diagnosis and treatment to save lives. This to be done by organizing local awareness events
- Giving them help, befriending and support from other African & Caribbean men and their partners who have experienced the treatment journey for themselves as they embark on their own treatment for the disease.(
- Providing medical information and help either as a group or individual from our local PROSTaid specialist prostate cancer nurses and medical professionals, Urologists and oncologist, Genetisists for inherited prostate cancer.
How we will achieve our goals
The project could be achieved using this community award as the funding would enable us for the first time to reach and target the black community in Leicester which in the last census of 2011 statistics represented 6.24% of the total population of the city.
Where the money will go
The estimated 12,500 African & Carribean men and their families in total 25,000( 20,585- 2011 statistics)in Leicester the actual amount of men affected by prostate cancer is just over 3,200 cases plus their families 2.2 per case equals around 7000 African & Carribean people in total affected. The project will help this community.