Ad­vice and sup­port from Macmil­lan van

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

Macmil­lan Can­cer Sup­port’s mo­bile ser­vice will be vis­it­ing High Street, Che­sham, on Wed­nes­day, Fe­bru­ary 3 from 10am to 4pm with can­cer in­for­ma­tion spe­cial­ists on hand to an­swer ques­tions and pro­vide in­for­ma­tion.

The team en­cour­ages any­one with wor­ries or con­cerns re­lat­ing to can­cer to stop by, whether they are liv­ing with or be­yond can­cer, or are a carer or loved one of a suf­ferer.

Can­cer can im­pact on all aspects of life, not just health. If you have been af­fected by can­cer, your fi­nances might not be your first thought, but many peo­ple are faced with ex­tra costs they had not con­sid­ered.

Macmil­lan re­search has shown that 83 per cent of peo­ple are, on av­er­age, £570 a month worse off as a re­sult of a can­cer di­ag­no­sis.

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

A Macmil­lan in­for­ma­tion and sup­port spe­cial­ist on the unit, Michelle Smith, 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.

“On Fe­bru­ary 3 we’re also here to an­swer any of your other 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.”

The char­ity’s five mo­bile in­for­ma­tion units travel around the UK vis­it­ing com­mu­ni­ties, pro­vid­ing can­cer in­for­ma­tion and sup­port.

The mo­bile ser­vice will also be in Mar­ket Square, near Blacks camp­ing shop on Thurs­day, Fe­bru­ary 4 from 10am to 4pm

It is the unit’s first visit to Che­sham. If you are un­able to visit but have ques­tions about can­cer, visit www. macmil­lan.org.uk or call Macmil­lan free on 0808 808 00 00 (Mon­day Fri­day, 9am to 8pm).

You can find out about Macmil­lan ser­vices near you at www.macmil­lan. o r g . u k / i n- y o u r- a r e a / choose-lo­ca­tion.html.

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Macmil­lan Can­cer Sup­port’s in­for­ma­tion spe­cial­ists on

hand to an­swer ques­tions and pro­vide in­for­ma­tion

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