Macmillan Cancer Support’s mobile service will be visiting the town on Thursday 12th September
The charity's advice bus will be opposite the town hall from 9am until 3pm.
You can ask about anything relating to cancer, whether you have worries about it or you're living with it.
The team will also be able to offer financial support about the extra costs cancer patients may incur.
Free, cancer advice and support is coming to Wetherby next week.
Macmillan Cancer Support’s mobile service will be visiting the town on Thursday 12th September, with cancer information specialists on hand to answer questions and provide information. The team encourages anyone with worries relating to cancer to stop by, whether you’re living with cancer, or care for someone who is.
Cancer can impact all aspects of your life, not just your health. The team are highlighting issues around the financial impact of cancer. If you've been affected by cancer, your finances might not be your first thought, but many people are faced with extra costs they hadn't considered.
Macmillan research shows 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.
Details of the visit:
Thursday 12 September, Opposite the Town Hall, Market Place,
Wetherby LS22 6NE, 9am to 3pm
Hazel Greaves, a Macmillan Information and Support Specialist on the unit, says,
“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 Wetherby 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.”
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 www.macmillan.org.uk or call Macmillan free on 0808 808 00 00 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 8pm). You can find out about Macmillan services near you at http://www.macmillan.org.uk/in-your-area/choose-location.html