Macmillan mobile service to spread the word about cancer

From left Michael Lockey (Information Specialist), Debbie Smith (Information Specialist), Geoff Greig (Facilities Officer), with the Macmillan Mobile Information Bus
From left Michael Lockey (Information Specialist), Debbie Smith (Information Specialist), Geoff Greig (Facilities Officer), with the Macmillan Mobile Information Bus

PEOPLE are being urged to learn more about cancer during a roadshow.

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month and Macmillan Cancer Support are raising awareness of the signs and symptoms to look out for, and signposting people affected by cancer to where they can find local support.

The Macmillan mobile service is stopping off at Hartlepool’s ASDA store from 9.30am to 3pm on Thursday, November 27.

A team of information and support specialists will be on board to offer free, confidential, advice and support to anyone with a concern or a question relating to any aspect of cancer and its treatment.

Lung cancer is the second most commonly diagnosed cancer in the UK, with around 119 people receiving a lung cancer diagnosis every day.

It is the biggest killer of all cancers with over 35,000 people dying every year from lung cancer in the UK.

Helen Kennedy, a Macmillan information and support specialist on the unit, said: “It is really important to be aware of the symptoms of lung cancer, as with all types of cancer, the earlier it is detected and the sooner it is treated the better the outcome is likely to be. It is also important to be aware of risk factors associated with lung cancer.”

For more information visit www.macmillan.org.uk or call Macmillan on 0808 8080000.