Macmillan bus is coming to Oldham

Date published: 11 November 2019


Macmillan Cancer Support’s mobile information and support bus is coming to Oldham.

The team offers a service for anyone with questions about cancer on Thursday, November 21.

Visits in November coincide with lung cancer awareness month.

Geri Timmis, Macmillan Mobile Information and Support Specialist on the unit, said: “If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with cancer, you may have questions – and may not know where to go to get them answered.

“Macmillan is here for you.

"Our mobile bus is coming right into your community, with experts on board to give you cancer information and support that’s confidential and specially tailored to you.

“We have information about a wide range of cancers – including lung.

"Whether you want to chat about symptoms, money worries or just want a listening ear, pop in and see us.”

The service will be visiting Asda on Greenfield Lane in Shaw, between 9am and 3pm

Lung cancer is common in both men and women, with around 47,200 cases diagnosed every year. 

The most common symptoms of lung cancer are:

A cough that lasts for three weeks or more.

A change in a cough you have had for a long time.

A chest infection that doesn’t get better, or having repeated chest infections.

Feeling breathless and wheezy for no reason.

Coughing up blood.

A hoarse voice that lasts for three weeks or more.

Pain in your chest or shoulder that doesn’t get better.

Other possible symptoms are:

Losing weight for no obvious reason.

Feeling tired.

If you have any of these, you should see your GP.

For more about the Macmillan Mobile Information and Support Service, visit www.macmillan.org.uk/mobileinfo


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