HAMPSHIRE residents are being urged to talk about prostate cancer.

This World Cancer Day, on February 4, Wessex Cancer Alliance, in partnership with Dorset Race Equality Council and Wessex Voices are holding an online event, Let’s Talk About Prostate Cancer, to raise awareness of the increased risk of prostate cancer in Black men.

The event will be taking place from 1-2pm and bookings are now live.

Prostate cancer affects one in four men from Black African, Caribbean, and Black British communities – which is twice as many as the one in eight men it affects from other communities.

Black men are also at risk from a younger age than other men.

Let’s Talk About Prostate Cancer will feature a range of experts with personal and clinical experience in this area who will share their knowledge and advice to empower Black men and their families to discuss prostate cancer and provide them with the tools and awareness to access support.

Steve Bond, engagement officer for Wessex Voices said: “We are really excited to be marking World Cancer Day with such an important message and to be joined by so many community and charity groups as well, who have helped and continue to support us with raising awareness of prostate cancer with and for Black men. We are looking forward to this webinar and hope as many people can join us as possible.”

Find out more and book your place at www.cancermatterswessex.nhs.uk/prostate-cancer-campaign