Macmillan Cancer Support unit is coming to Woking

CANCER support is coming to Woking on Thursday 20th October, when a mobile information unit arrives in the town centre.

A team of cancer specialists from Macmillan Cancer Support will be parking their bus outside Boots in Commercial Way from 10am to 4pm.  They will answer questions, give advice and inform people about local cancer services.

macmillan-busteamThe  unit is open to anyone, no matter what their concern, whether they are living with or beyond cancer, or are a loved one or carer for someone who has the disease.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Macmillan is encouraging people to be aware of the signs and symptoms of the disease. Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in the UK. It is more common in women over 50 and one in three breast cancers develops in women over 70.  Men can also get breast cancer, but this is rare.

Helen Mitchell, a Macmillan Information and Support Specialist, said: “Knowing what changes to look for and when to see your doctor could make a real difference. Don’t be scared if you have symptoms. Get them checked.’

See your doctor if you have any of these symptoms: a lump or thickening in your breast or armpit, a change in the size or shape of your breast, a change to your nipple- such as a rash, discharge or the nipple turning in, a change to the skin on your breast, such as puckering or dimpling or constant discomfort or pain in your breast.

If you’re unable to visit the mobile unit but have questions about cancer, visit www.macmillan.org.uk or call the Macmillan Support Line free on 0808 808 00 00 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 8pm).

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