Cancer experts to offer tips to shoppers

A CANCER awareness bus is stopping off in Rotherham tomorrow to offer shoppers help on spotting the signs.

March is prostate cancer awareness month and Macmillan Cancer Support’s mobile service is parking up outside Boots in Howard Street from 10am to 4pm.

The Macmillan team will provide free, confidential, support to anyone with a concern or a question relating to cancer.

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Amanda Fry, a Macmillan Information and Support Specialist on the unit, said: “We want to encourage men to talk to someone if they have any concerns.

“Men are often put off going to the doctor, maybe because they don’t want to make a fuss or don’t want to take time off work.

“Sometimes though it’s a case of ignoring any potential symptoms with the hope they'll go away.

“The key to the best outcome is early diagnosis and treatment so would urge anyone exhibiting symptoms of cancer to go and get checked by their doctor.

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“We are here for anyone who has any questions or worries about any aspect and type of cancer, whether it's about you, a relative or friend, come on board the bus and talk to us.

“More than 340,000 people in the UK are diagnosed with cancer every year, we know that cancer can be the loneliest place and we want to help ensure that no one has to face it alone.”

If you cannot visit the unit when it comes to South Yorkshire but have questions about cancer visit or call Macmillan free on 0808 808 00 00.