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Step on board for advice from Macmillan Cancer Support

People can find out more about the help and support available to people living with cancer when a special roadshow rolls into Wolverhampton next month.

The Macmillan Mobile Information and Support Service will be coming to Queen Square on Wednesday 22 August, 2018, with experts on board to answer your questions.

Macmillan Information and Support Specialist Danielle Mellows said: "Our Macmillan Mobile Information and Support Service is here for anyone with any worries or concerns about cancer, no matter what type of cancer.

"Whether you've just been diagnosed, are going through treatment or are living beyond cancer, feel free to pay us a visit - we welcome carers, family members and loved ones as well.

"We can provide information on a range of issues, including different treatments, financial advice, exercise, getting back to work, or what local services might be on offer for you. You can even just stop by for a chat; no appointment is needed."

Councillor Hazel Malcolm, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for Public Health and Wellbeing, said: "One in 2 people will sadly get cancer within their lifetime. We know that early diagnosis improves survival rates and that the sooner cancer is detected the sooner people can start making better life choices.

"We want to ensure people know about the signs and symptoms of cancer, and about the help and support which is available to anyone who is affected by this cruel disease.

"You or someone you care for might have had an experience of cancer, you may be in good health but want to find out about any symptoms you should be looking for, or you might be an employer who wants to help a member of your staff who has the disease - whatever your interest, please drop in and find out more.

"Experts will be on hand to answer your questions, whether that's about the different types of cancer, signs and symptoms, treatment, or any practical or emotional issues experienced by you or your friends and family."

The Macmillan Mobile Information and Support Service will be in Queen Square, by the statue of Prince Albert, from 9am-4pm. The roadshow has been brought to Wolverhampton thanks to the support of Macmillan Cancer Support, the City of Wolverhampton Council, Wolverhampton BID and Galliford Try.

For more information about cancer, please visit Macmillan cancer support or call free on 0808 808 00 00, Monday to Friday, 9am to 8pm.

Please note, this is not a screening session - people should contact their GP as soon as possible if they notice any symptoms or have any concerns about cancer.

The Macmillan Welfare Rights Service, based at New Cross Hospital, offers specialist welfare benefits advice for people affected by cancer. For more information, please call 01902 695780 or email wolverhampton.macmillan@wolverhampton.gov.uk.

  • released: Friday 27 July, 2018