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Questions about cancer? Macmillan can help

Date published: 07 January 2019


Free cancer advice and support is coming to Oldham next Monday (January 14) at Albion Street, OL1 3BG, between 10am and 5pm.

Macmillan Cancer Support’s mobile service will be visiting the area, with cancer information specialists on hand to answer questions and provide information.

The team encourages anyone with worries relating to cancer to stop by, whether you’re living with cancer, or care for someone who is.

Cancer can impact all aspects of your life, not just your health.

The team are highlighting issues around the financial impact of cancer.

If you've been affected by cancer, your finances might not be your first thought, but many people are faced with extra costs they hadn't considered.

Macmillan research shows that four in five people with cancer are £570 a month worse off as a result of their diagnosis.

This is often due to being unable to work and having increased costs such as travel to hospital or increased fuel bills.

Jo Trask, a Macmillan Information and Support Specialist, said: “It’s really important that people living with cancer are able to access the financial advice and support they are entitled to, so they can focus on what’s most important: their health.

"We can help signpost people to Macmillan benefits advisers who can provide free, confidential advice.

“When we visit Oldham we’ll be on hand to answer any questions about cancer.

"Whether you want to know what symptoms to look out for, need advice about managing the side effects of your treatment, or want to find local support for carers, come along and see us.

"We’d be happy to help.”

For further information about Macmillan’s mobile information service, and planned visits, go to: www.macmillan.org.uk/mobileinfo

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

You can find out about Macmillan services near you at: http://www.macmillan.org.uk/in-your-area/choose-location.html


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