Cancer information bus to visit Corby and Kettering

A team of cancer information specialists will be stopping off in Corby and Kettering this month.

By The Newsroom
Friday, 28th October 2016, 3:41 pm
Updated Monday, 31st October 2016, 9:03 am

Staff from Macmillan Cancer Support’s mobile service will answer questions, give advice and inform people about local cancer services and support.

The service is open to anyone, no matter what your concern – whether you’re living with or beyond cancer, or are a loved one or carer for someone who is.

The bus will be in Cunliffe Drive, off Northfield Avenue, Kettering, from 9am to 3pm on Tuesday, November 8, and outside CEX in Corporation Street, Corby, from 10am to 4pm on Wednesday, November 16.

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month and Macmillan Cancer Support is encouraging people to be aware of the signs and symptoms of the disease.

Lung cancer is common in both men and women. Smoking is the main cause of lung cancer, but non-smokers get it too.

About six in 10 people diagnosed with lung cancer in the UK are aged 70 and over.

Macmillan Information and Support Specialist Sarah Weston said: “Knowing what changes to look for and when to see your doctor could make a real difference. Don’t be scared if you have symptoms, get them checked.”

See your doctor if you have any of these symptoms:

A cough that lasts for three weeks or more.

A change in a cough you have had for a long time.

A chest infection that doesn’t get better, or repeated chest infections.

Feeling breathless for no reason.

Coughing up blood.

A hoarse voice that lasts for three weeks or more.

Pain in your chest or shoulder that doesn’t get better.

Feeling more tired than usual for some time.

Sarah added: “Most people with these symptoms do not have lung cancer, they can be caused by other things.

“However, if do you have symptoms, don’t ignore them, see your doctor. If you do have cancer, the sooner it’s found, the better.”