Event Listings for EMCAM 2015: Thursday 9th July – Indian Senior Citizen’s Centre – 16-18 Whalley Rd, Manchester, M16 8AB – 2pm Thursday 9th July - Croydon BME forum - 387 London Road, CR0 3PB. – […]
A very interesting article by Sarah was posted on the 121 Doc blog site explaining the importance of why an Ethnic Minority Cancer Awareness Month is needed. Here is […]
Please feel free to download a copy of this year’s poster and flyers using the following link: EMCAM 2015 posters
EMCAM 2015: Raising Awareness about Bowel Cancer
"Someone in the UK is diagnosed with bowel cancer every 15 minutes. That’s 33,218 men and women every year, with 12,871 cases proving fatal. Ethnic minority communities, which make up 14% of Britain’s population, can be particularly at risk, because awareness of cancer and uptake of some cancer services, including screening, are lower in those communities. That means people from ethnic communities tend to be diagnosed when the disease is more advanced, which can lead to poorer survival rates."