The Men's Health Crisis

1Xtra Talks with Richie Brave

By BBC Radio 1Xtra

The Men's Health Crisis

Monday, 11 November

November is also known as Movember - an annual and global movement, where men are encouraged to grow a moustache to raise awareness of men’s health issues. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK - but we rarely talk about it. Prostate cancer is particularly common in the black community. 1 in 4 black men will be diagnosed in their lifetime. And the number of blood, stem cell and organ donations coming from the BAME community is really low. In 2018, 69% of Northern Europeans got the best possible match. That falls to just 20% for black, Asian and minority ethnic groups. Luke Williams and Kierran Jarrett have both survived cancer. Luke was diagnosed with Prostate cancer at 49. Kierran has been diagnosed with Leukemia twice - and he’s only 26. They're both now in remission. Suicide is the single biggest killer of men under the age of 45 - so let's talk about young men and mental health. Leon Lewis is co-founder of The Man Talk. Nathaniel Cole is a workshop facilitator who focuses on masculinity.
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