FREE cancer advice and support is rolling into Tyldesley.

Macmillan Cancer Support’s mobile service will be visiting the area, with cancer information specialists on hand to answer questions and provide information.

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

Cancer can impact all aspects of life, not just health. The team are highlighting issues around the financial impact of cancer as many people are faced with extra costs they hadn't considered

Macmillan research shows that four in five people with cancer are £570 a month worse off as a result of their diagnosis1. This is often due to being unable to work and having increased costs such as travel to hospital or increased fuel bills.

The visit will take place on Wednesday, December 4 outside Heron Foods at The Square, Tyldesley from 10am to 4pm.

Geri Timmis, a Macmillan information and support specialist on the unit, said: “It’s really important that people living with cancer are able to access the financial advice and support they are entitled to, so they can focus on what’s most important: their health. We can help signpost people to Macmillan benefits advisers who can provide free, confidential advice.

“When we visit Greater Manchester we’ll be on hand to answer any questions about cancer. Whether you want to know what symptoms to look out for, need advice about managing the side effects of your treatment, or want to find local support for carers, come along and see us. We’d be happy to help.”

  • Those unable to visit the unit but who have questions about cancer can call Macmillan’s free support line on 0808 808 00 00. Macmillan’s team of specialist advisers are available seven days a week, even over Christmas – go to for further details and festive opening hours.