BME groups and cancer

One in three people will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lives, so it is an important issue for everyone. 

Awareness of cancer and uptake of some cancer services is lower among ethnic minority groups. Some ethnic minority groups tend to be diagnosed when the disease is more advanced, all of which can lead to lower survival rates. 

Visit the Ethnic Minority Cancer Awareness Week website for more information and to learn about supporting to work towards raising awareness of the disease among BME communities and empowering individuals to take up the services available to them.

Also see Macmillan Cancer Support’s resources for people with cancer, their family and friends. Leaflets, booklets, books and audiovisual materials are available. Some of are available in a range of languages and Braille.

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