Play Domino, talk Prostate
9 Oct 2018

Play Domino, talk Prostate

Published Date: 9 Oct 2018

Latest figures from Prostate Cancer UK revealed that in the UK, 1 in 8 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, however, this is double for black men who have 1 in 4 chance of being diagnosed in their lifetime, present to their GP later and have a lower survival rate.  Prostaid Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland have reported an under presentation of Black men in the Prostate cancer support groups that they run in the area.  The EM CLAHRC Centre for BME health working in collaboration with Prostaid and Prostate Cancer UK have consulted with the local population and developed ‘Play Domino, talk Prostate’. 

The first  ‘Play Domino, Talk Prostate’ event took place at a community venue on 10 March 2018 aimed at raising the awareness of prostate cancer among African Caribbean men and supporting those diagnosed with the condition.  The event was attended by over 70 men, women and children.

Weekly events are planned throughout 2018 to widen the reach and development of the project. 

The event was aimed at those men already diagnosed and to raise awareness in the community of the need for men aged 45 and over particularly those from the Afro-Caribbean community to get checked out because of  “silent symptoms”.

The project aims to increase diagnosis rates at an earlier stage, thereby improving prognosis. 

NIHR CLAHRC has been instrumental in the development and establishment of the Centre for BME Health.  The project was developed by identifying the needs of the east midlands community and working with charitable organisations with expertise in the area.

Contribution of CLAHRC East Midlands

NIHR CLAHRC has been instrumental in the development and establishment of the Centre for BME Health.  The project was developed by identifying the needs of the east midlands community and working with charitable organisations with expertise in the area.

What happened next?

Since the launch of the project in march 2018, the first weekly support group has been held in April 2018. The collaboration between Prostaid, Prostate UK and the Centre for BME Health continues, with researchers from EM CLAHRC involved in the planned evaluation.

Photo credit: Prostate Cancer UK