Prostate Cancer Roadshow for African and Caribbean Men coming to Wembley Central Plaza in Brent.

Published: 6th September 2017

Orchid and Cancer Black Care will be bringing their Prostate Cancer Awareness Roadshow for African and Caribbean men to Wembley Central Plaza, High Street, HA9 7EX, Brent on Monday 18th September 2017 from 10am-4pm. The Roadshow aims to raise awareness of the signs, symptoms and risk factors amongst men, their families and anyone concerned about the disease.  The Roadshow is part of a new three-year project, called Changing Lives “ engaging black African and Caribbean men at risk of or affected by prostate cancer which is funded by the Big Lottery. Developed in collaboration with Professor Frank Chinegwundoh MBE, Consultant Urological Surgeon at Barts Health NHS Trust, ˜Changing Lives will offer new support services and outreach work for black African and Caribbean men affected by or at risk of prostate cancer and will specifically focus on six boroughs of London: Brent, Lewisham, Lambeth, Tower Hamlets, Hackney and Newham.

Prostate Cancer Awareness Roadshows provide the latest information from a Male Cancer Information Nurse Specialist, who will be on hand to offer free information and advice on the signs of male cancers, and to discuss the latest news and developments in male cancer treatments.

Okey Arinze, Prostate Cancer Project Lead comments:

While prostate cancer affects 1 in 8 men in the UK, it will affect 1 in 4 black African and Caribbean men. It is also more likely to affect younger men from this community often from the age of 45 onwards. Recognising the warning signs and symptoms and getting an early diagnosis can make a real difference. We hope this event will help improve the understanding of male cancers in the local community and provide vital knowledge that will help save lives.

Rob Cornes, Orchid Male Cancer Information Nurse Specialist says:

It is crucial that black African and Caribbean men and their families are familiar with the signs and symptoms of prostate cancer. Because men from this community are at a heightened risk, we advise men to seek professional advice about their risk once they hit 45. We really hope that men in Brent will take the opportunity to come to the Roadshow and find out more.

 

Accessing the Roadshow

Location details:

Wembley Central is well connected to tube, train, bus routes and major roads. (SAT NAV: HA9 7EX)

Right in the heart of one of London’s most vibrant and exciting neighbourhoods and literally on the doorstep of Wembley Central tube station in Zone 4. Within easy access from the North Circular, A40 and M1 and just a short walk to Wembley Stadium. With high specification, secure, underground parking available on site, Wembley Central enjoys exceptional connections.

By train:

Wembley Central is right on the doorstep of Wembley Central tube station, zone 4 on the Bakerloo line, the Overground, and mainline Southern and London Midland services.

By bus:

Wembley Central is well served by bus routes with the 79, 83, 224, 297, 18, 92, 182, 204 223, 224 and N18 all within walking distance. Nearest bus stop in Wembley Central Station on the High Road.