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Macmillan's Cancer Information Bus Coming To Notts

5th October 2017
News, Mansfield, Ashfield

Free, cancer advice and support is coming to Nottinghamshire between Tuesday 10 and Friday 13 October. 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.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Macmillan Cancer Support is encouraging people to be aware of the signs and symptoms of the disease.

Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women in the UK, with more than 54,000 cases reported every year. It is more common in women over 50 and almost half of cases develop in women aged 65 and over. Men can also get breast cancer, but this is rare.

Julie Banks, 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
  • a change in the size or shape of the breast
  • dimpling of the skin or thickening in the breast tissue
  • a nipple that’s turned in (inverted)
  • a rash (like eczema) on the nipple
  • discharge from the nipple
  • swelling or a lump in the armpit.

Julie 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.”

Details of the visit:

Tuesday 10 October

Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Low Moor Road NG17 7BQ

10am to 4pm

 

Wednesday 11 October

Mansfield, Market Place NG18 1HX

10am to 4pm

 

Thursday 12 October

Hucknall, Market Place Car Park, Baker Street NG15 7AS

9am to 3pm

 

Friday 13 October

Newark-on-Trent, Market Place NG24 1EG

10am to 4pm

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


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