Mobile service answers questions on cancer in Northumberland

Cancer information and support specialist Caroline Wright with Beryl, the Macmillan mobile information bus.
Cancer information and support specialist Caroline Wright with Beryl, the Macmillan mobile information bus.

Free specialist information and support about cancer is coming to north Northumberland.

Macmillan Cancer Support’s mobile service will be in Alnwick and Berwick next month, with cancer information specialists on hand to answer questions and provide information.

Anyone with worries or concerns relating to cancer is encouraged to call in. It’s open to anyone, no matter what your concern - whether you’re living with or beyond cancer, or are a carer or loved one of someone who is.

The service will be outside Asda, Main Street, Tweedmouth, on Wednesday, August 3, from 10am to 4pm, and in Alnwick Market Place on Thursday, August 4, from 9am to 3pm.

Lucy Rogers, a Macmillan information and support specialist on the unit, said: "It's really important that people living with cancer are able to access the financial information 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 support.

"Whether you want to know what symptoms to look out for, need information 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.”

Macmillan's five mobile information units travel around the UK visiting local communities, providing cancer information and advice on the ground. Last year they helped around 74,000 people in more than 565 locations across the UK.

For further information about Macmillan’s mobile information service, and planned visits, go to http://www.macmillan.org.uk/aboutus/contactus/mobileinformationcentrelocations.aspx

If you are unable to visit the unit but have questions about cancer, visit www.macmillan.org.uk or call Macmillan free on 0808 8080000 (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