Macmillan Cancer Support to offer advice in Mansfield and Ashfield

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Macmillan Cancer Support is to visit Mansfield and Ashfield to offer information and support to mark bowel cancer awareness month.

Almost 40,000 men and women in the UK are diagnosed with bowel cancer every year and, If diagnosed early, it is highly treatable. Macmillan Cancer Support will be in Mansfield Town Centre, Market Place (Next to the Old Town Hall), 10am to 4pm on 2nd April, Wednesday 4th of April, Sutton town centre, Portland Square, 10am to 4pm and Thursday 5th of April, Kirkby, Morrison Supermarket Car Park, Ashfield Precinct, 9.30am to 3.30pm. Visitors to Macmillan’s mobile information bus can talk to Macmillan cancer information specialists in confidence, or just pick up some leaflets or booklets. Helen Tuvey, Macmillan lead information support specialist, said: “Bowel cancer is one of the most common cancers, so it’s important to know the signs and symptoms. Our team is happy to help with any question or concern about this or any other cancer. We’re here for anyone affected by cancer - no appointment is necessary and our service is free.”

According to the most recent statistics, 95 per cent of all bowel cancer diagnoses are in people aged over 50. If diagnosed at the earliest stage, there is a survival rate of more than 90 per cent over five years.

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If you would like cancer information and advice, but cannot visit the mobile, call the Macmillan Support Line free on 0808 808 00 00 (Monday to Friday, 9am – 8pm).