Mobile cancer service on tour after news that some women were not invited for final screenings
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A mobile service that offers advice and information on cancer is touring Cambridgeshire in June.
The Macmillan Cancer Support service is visiting Cambridge, March and Huntingdon between June 1-3. The visit follows the recent news that thousands of women across the UK may not have been invited for their final breast cancer screening appointment.
A team of cancer information specialists will be encouraging people in the area to share their worries or concerns about breast cancer. The mobile bus is open to anyone regardless of their situation - whether living with cancer, or caring for someone who is.
“Cancer can impact all aspects of a person’s life, not just their health,” said Macmillan support specialist Wendy Marchant.
“The team will be highlighting issues around the emotional impact of a misdiagnosis, signposting to local cancer services and talking about the sorts of symptoms to look out for.”
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June 1: Cambridge North Railway Station, Cowley Road, Cambridge, CB4 0AE, from 9am - 4pm;
June 2: Market Place, March, PE15 9JF, from 8.30am - 4.30pm.
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“It’s really important that people living with cancer are able to access the advice and support they are entitled to, so they can focus on what’s most important: their health,” added Mrs Marchant.
“We’re here to answer any questions about cancer. Whether you want to know more about the signs and symptoms to spot, need advice about managing the side effects of your treatment, or are looking for local support services, come along and see us - we’d be happy to help.”
For further information about Macmillan’s mobile information service, and planned visits, go to www.macmillan.org.uk/mobileinfo.
If you are unable to visit the unit but still have questions about breast cancer and local screenings, call the Macmillan Support Line for free on 0808 808 00 00 (Monday - Friday, 9am - 8pm).