The below Parliamentary question was asked by Rosie Cooper on 2016-02-01.
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps the Government is taking to (a) raise awareness and (b) prevent the prevalence of prostate cancer.
Public Health England (PHE) ran a local pilot campaign from 20 October to 16 November 2014, specifically targeting prostate cancer within Black African-Caribbean men, because of their significantly increased risk of developing prostate cancer. The campaign was delivered in partnership with Prostate Cancer UK and was designed to support their awareness raising activity.
The campaign ran in six London boroughs – Hackney, Haringey, Newham, Southwark, Lambeth and Lewisham – and was delivered mainly through face to face activity, supported by posters in key outdoor locations and in salons and a programme of targeted public relations.
The campaign was delivered in partnership with Prostate Cancer UK and was designed to support their awareness raising activity.
PHE will shortly be re-running the national campaign on “Blood in Pee”. Although primarily aimed at bladder and kidney cancer, blood in the urine can also be a sign of prostate cancer.