Cancer advisors heading to Oldham
Date published: 09 October 2018
Macmillan Information and Support Specialist Jo Trask
Free cancer advice and support is coming to the area next week.
Macmillan Cancer Support’s mobile service will be visiting the area, with cancer information specialists on hand to answer any questions or concerns and provide information.
The team encourages anyone with worries relating to cancer to stop by.
And as October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month Macmillan is encouraging people to also be aware of the signs and symptoms of the disease.
Details of the visits:
Monday, October 15
5 Stanley Road
9am - 4pm
Tuesday, October 16
Hulme High Street Outdoor Market
Hulme High Street
10am - 4pm
Wednesday, October 17
10am – 5pm
Thursday, October 18
Church Street (near Cash Converters)
9am – 4.30pm
Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women in the UK, with more than 62,000 cases reported every year.
It is more common in women over 50. Men can also get breast cancer, but this is rare.
Breast cancer survival is improving and has doubled in the last 40 years in the UK.
Jo Trask, a Macmillan Information and Support Specialist on the unit, 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 in the breast
dimpling of the skin or thickening in the breast tissue
a lump or swelling in the armpit.
a change in the size or shape of the breast
a nipple that’s turned in (inverted)
a rash (like eczema) on the nipple
discharge from the nipple
pain or discomfort in the breast that doesn’t go away, although this is rare.
Jo added: “Most breast changes are not caused by cancer but if you do notice anything that isn’t normal for you, see your doctor.
"If you do have cancer, the sooner it’s found, the more likely it is to be successfully treated.”
If you need support or just want someone to talk to about breast cancer, call Macmillan Cancer Support free on 0808 808 00 00 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 8pm) or visit: macmillan.org.uk
Or for further information about Macmillan’s mobile information service, and planned visits, go to: www.macmillan.org.uk/mobileinfo
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