Advice on offer as Macmillan cancer team stops by

ANYONE concerned about cancer — and the cost of coping with the disease — can pick up useful advice at a town centre roadshow next week.


Macmillan Cancer Support’s mobile service is coming to Rotherham town centre next Tuesday and Wednesday, with cancer information specialists on hand to answer questions and provide information. 

The bus will be in Effingham Street on Tuesday and Howard Street (outside Halifax) on Wednesday, with advice on offer from 9am to 4.30pm both days.

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It will also be in Mexborough High Street at the same times on Monday.

The team encourages anyone with worries relating to cancer to stop by, whether they are living with cancer or caring for someone who is. 

Macmillan said cancer can impact all aspects of people’s life, including their finances, with research showing that four in five people with cancer are £570 a month worse off as a result of their diagnosis.

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

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Wayne Priestley, a Macmillan information and 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.

“When we visit South Yorkshire we’ll be on hand 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.”

If you are unable to visit the unit but have questions about cancer, visit or call Macmillan free on 0808 808 00 00 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 8pm).