Cancer information teams to visit Beccles and Southwold

Martina McGill, information specialist, Wendy Marchant, information specialist, and Dave Ball, faci

Martina McGill, information specialist, Wendy Marchant, information specialist, and Dave Ball, facilities officer with Dougie - The Macmillan Mobile Information Bus. Photo: Macmillan Cancer Support. - Credit: Archant

Cancer can impact all aspects of your life –often in ways you could never imagine.

Which is why a team of cancer information specialists will be on hand in Beccles and Southwold offering free advice and support.

The Macmillan Cancer Support mobile service is encouraging anyone with worries relating to cancer to stop by – whether you live with cancer or care for someone who is.

The team will be appearing at Blyburgate car park, Beccles between 10am and 4pm on Friday, September 8.

Moving on to Southwold the following day, Saturday, September 9, the mobile service will be parked up at the Pier Car Park between 9.30am and 3.30pm.

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Macmillan Cancer Support provides practical, emotional and personal support to people affected by cancer.

Specialists will be specifically highlighting issues around the financial impact of cancer.

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A spokesman for Macmillan said: 'If you've been affected by cancer, your finances might not be your first thought.

'But many people are faced with extra costs they hadn't considered.'

Research conducted by the charity shows that 83pc of people are, on average, £570 a month worse off because of a cancer diagnosis.

The spokesman added: 'This is often due to being unable to work and having increased costs such as travel to hospital or increased fuel bills.'

The charity says they are there to support people during treatment as well as help with work and money worries.

Wendy Marchant, support specialist on the unit said: 'It's really important that people living with cancer are able to access the financial advice 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 advice.'

She added: 'On Friday and Saturday we're here to answer any questions about cancer.

'Whether you want to know what symptoms to look out for, need advice 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.'

For further information about Macmillan's mobile information service and planned visits head to:

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