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Charity's cancer bus to stop off in Wirral
RESIDENTS will have a chance to find out more about cancer when the Macmillan Cancer Support bus rolls into Wirral this week.
The mobile information team will be in Heswall on Thursday to answer questions and deliver advice about how to prevent the disease through lifestyle changes.
The event, which will be held at Tesco, Telegraph Road, will also offer people the opportunity to speak to specialists in confidence.
Although there are more than two million people living with cancer in the UK, Macmillan's research suggests that four in ten cases could be prevented with adjustments to everyday activities.
Helen Tuvey, lead mobile information and support specialist, said: "Making small changes in lifestyle can make a big difference in our lives.
"Cutting down on smoking and drinking, taking part in exercise and eating healthily are all ways to reduce the risks of cancer and our team is on hand to help people do this.
"We can also help with any other question about cancer - such as signs and symptoms, financial advice and what other support is available locally.
"Our service is free and no appointment is necessary – just step on board."
In 2011, more than 26,000 people visited the team's two buses, which cover the North of England and the East Midlands.
The buses visit towns, cities, events, universities, workplaces and community venues.
For details about future visits, visit www.macmillan.org.uk/mobile or follow on twitter at http://twitter.com/MacInfoBuses.
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).