Macmillan Cancer Support have published engaging evidence-based summaries of the numbers, needs and experiences of people with cancer from BME groups in the UK.
Findings demonstrate that overall people from Asian and mixed communities are 20%-60% less likely to get cancer than the white population, and the majority of BME groups have a lower mortality from cancer than the national average.
People from BME communities however have a poorer experience of cancer services overall. Communication issues, stereotyping and mistrust of healthcare professionals can be significant barriers in accessing cancer services, resulting in lower uptake of cancer screening programmes and palliative care and late presentations in some groups.
The publications reveal a range of evidence and insight including how what survival rates are, and what typical needs and experiences are. You can download the evidence below or contact Macmillan @ Glasgow Libraries to order a copy.
Macmillan @ Glasgow Libraries
Macmillan @ Glasgow Libraries work to engage with communities and people from BME groups to help improve experiences, increase uptake of screening programmes and provide free support and cancer information in many formats, including different languages. If you would like to hear from us, please get in touch.
For free cancer information, emotional, practical or financial support, or if you would just like someone to talk to, drop in to your local Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Service. We cover a wide range of topics for people with cancer, their loved ones, carers and people who are bereaved.
Find us at:
Pollok Library: Mondays from 10.30-2.30
Langside Library: Tuesdays from 10.30-2.30
Pollok Library: Wednesdays from 11-1
Cardonald Library: Thursdays from 10-2
Castlemilk Library: Thursdays from 10.30-2.30
Ibrox Library: Fridays from 10-2
Gorbals Library: Fridays from 10-2
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