Free cancer advice and support is coming to Pershore and Evesham next week.

Macmillan Cancer Support’s mobile service will be visiting Pershore on Monday, November 25, at Pershore Asda, King George’s Way, Off Cherry Orchard, from 9am to 3pm.

The next day, the service will be in Evesham in Market Square from 9am to 4pm.

Information specialists will be on hand to answer questions.

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

The team encourages anyone with worries relating to cancer to stop by, whether you’re living with cancer or care for someone who is battling the disease.

Danielle Mellows, a Macmillan information and support specialist on the unit, 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.”

The most common symptoms of lung cancer are:

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 having repeated chest infections;

Feeling breathless and wheezy 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.

If you have any of these symptoms, it is important to have them checked by your GP however they can be caused by other lung conditions or by smoking.

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).

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