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14th Aug, 2022

Cancer support and sun advice to be offered at free event

SUN safety and cancer advice is being offered for free across the district.

Information specialists from Macmillan Cancer Support will be at Waitrose in Alcester on Wednesday (July 4) and at Tesco on Birmingham Road in Stratford on Thursday between 9am and 4pm.

The team is encouraging anyone affected by cancer to stop by.

They will also be providing advice and awareness about sun safety and skin cancer. Specialists say there are currently around 110,000 living with melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer.

Information specialist on the unit, Danielle Mellows said: “Skin cancer, if caught early, is very treatable and actually has one of the highest survival rates of all cancers. Being sun aware is key. Our advice is to avoid sun beds, wear a high SPF sun screen with a four-star rating or more so it will block out UVA as well as UVB rays, and cover up in the sun.

“We’re also there for anyone else with any worries or concerns, no matter what type of cancer. Whether you’ve just been diagnosed, are going through treatment or are living beyond cancer, feel free to pay us a visit – and we welcome carers, family members and loved ones as well.

“We can provide information on a range of issues, including different treatments, financial advice, exercise, getting back to work, or what local services might be on offer for you. You can even just stop by for a chat, no appointment needed.”

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