All aboard the Macmillan bus for free health information - The Worcester Observer

All aboard the Macmillan bus for free health information

Worcester Editorial 27th Apr, 2017   0

A MOBILE service which provides free information on cancer is set to visit Worcester.

Macmillan Cancer Support’s bus will be pulling up at the St Martin’s Quarter outside Sports Direct from 10am to 4pm next Wednesday (May 3) where cancer information specialists will be on hand to answer questions and provide information.

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

With summer on the way, specialist advice about sun safety will also be available.




Macmillan Information and Support Specialist Moray Hayman, said: “Skin cancer, if caught early, is very treatable and actually has one of the highest survival rates of all cancers.

“Being sun aware is key, our advice is to avoid sun beds, wear a high SPF sunscreen with a four-star rating or more so it will block out UVA as well as UVB rays, and cover up in the sun.”


The number of people developing melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer, is continuing to rise, with around 110,330 people living with malignant melanoma in the UK, and 13,500 people diagnosed every year (about 37 people every day).

Moray added: “We’re also there for anyone else with any worries or concerns, no matter what type of cancer.

“We can provide information on a range of issues, including different treatments, financial advice, exercise, getting back to work, or what local services might be on offer for you.

“You can even just stop by for a chat, no appointment needed.”

Visit www.macmillan.org.uk/aboutus/contactus/mobileinformationcentrelocations.aspx for further information about Macmillan’s mobile information service and planned visits.

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.

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