A cancer roadshow is coming to Huddersfield.
Macmillan cancer support’s mobile service is stopping off at St George’s Square on Wednesday packed full of information and support.
Specialists will be on board to offer free, confidential advice and support to anyone with a concern or a question relating to cancer.
No appointment is necessary, and anyone is welcome.
March is prostate cancer awareness month so the team will be raising awareness about the signs and symptoms to look out for.
Prostate cancer is the most common cause of cancer in men with 114 men diagnosed everyday in the UK.
The most common symptoms of prostate cancer include having to rush to the toilet to pass urine, difficulty in passing urine and passing urine more often than usual, especially at night.
However, most men with early prostate cancer are unlikely to have any symptoms, for some men the first noticeable symptoms are from prostate cancer which has spread to their bones causing pain in the back, hips or pelvis.
These symptoms could be caused by other problems such as general aches and pains or arthritis, but it is still a good idea to get them checked out by a GP.
Helen Kennedy, Lead Macmillan Information and Support Specialist on the unit, said: “Prostate cancer is the second most common cause of cancer death in men in the UK.
“However, survival rates are improving, and as with all types of cancer early diagnosis and treatment will ensure the best outcomes.
“We would urge anyone exhibiting symptoms to go and get checked by their doctor, most enlargements of the prostate are not cancer but it is always best to be safe.”
The bus will be outside the railway station from 8am to 3pm.
www.macmillan.org.uk or call Macmillan free on 0808 808 00 00.
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