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Free information and support on sun safety and cancer

Posted onPosted on 3rd Aug
Free information and support on sun safety and cancer

Free cancer information and support is coming to Nottinghamshire from Monday, 13th to Friday, 17th August.

Macmillan Cancer Support’s mobile service will be visiting Mansfield, Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Hucknall, Carlton and Netherfield Victoria Retail Park with cancer information specialists on hand to answer questions and provide support.

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

This summer Macmillan will be raising awareness of sun safety and encouraging people to be aware of the signs and symptoms of skin cancer.

Most skin cancers are caused by exposure to the sun. This may be long term exposure, or short periods of intense sun exposure and burning. Using sunbeds can also increase your risk.

Caroline Lewis, 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. Know your own body and if you notice any changes get them checked.”

Monday 13th August

Mansfield, Jubilee Way South, NG18 3RT, 9am – 4pm.

Tuesday 14th August

Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Low Moor Road, NG17 2BQ, 9am – 4pm.

Wednesday 15th August

Hucknall, Ashgate Road, Nottingham, NG15 7UQ, 9am – 4pm.

If you need support or just want someone to talk to, call Macmillan Cancer Support free on 0808 8080000 or visit macmillan.org.uk

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

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