Macmil­lan takes to the road

Ormskirk Advertiser - - Student Life -

FREE can­cer in­for­ma­tion and sup­port is com­ing to Orm­skirk to­day.

Macmil­lan Can­cer Sup­port’s Mo­bile In­for­ma­tion and Sup­port Ser­vice will be vis­it­ing the area, with can­cer in­for­ma­tion spe­cial­ists on hand to an­swer any ques­tions.

The team en­cour­ages any­one with wor­ries re­lat­ing to can­cer to stop by.

Now that sum­mer is al­most here, the team will also be pro­vid­ing spe­cial­ist in­for­ma­tion about sun safety and skin can­cer, al­though the team say they will be un­able to per­form skin checks.

The ser­vice will be at Orm­skirk Mar­ket, on Church Street, Orm­skirk, be­tween 9am and 4pm.

Deb­bie Smith, spokes­woman for the mo­bile in­for­ma­tion team, said: “Most skin can­cers are caused by ex­po­sure to the sun.

“This may be longterm ex­po­sure, or short pe­ri­ods of in­tense sun ex­po­sure and burn­ing.

“Us­ing sunbeds can also in­crease your risk.

“Our team will be on hand to an­swer ques­tions about sun safety and for any other can­cer-re­lated queries.”

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 have ques­tions about can­cer, visit the web­site, www. macmil­lan.org.uk or oth­er­wise call Macmil­lan free on 0808 808 00 00 (Mon­day to Fri­day, 9am to 8pm).

Macmil­lan Can­cer Sup­port’s Mo­bile In­for­ma­tion and Sup­port Ser­vice will be vis­it­ing Orm­skirk on Thurs­day, June 14

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