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Cancer support bus coming to Rhondda Cynon Taf for Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Macmillan Cancer Support’s information bus Bronwen is coming to Rhondda Cynon Taf to help answer your questions about lung cancer and other cancers during Lung Cancer Awareness Month.

 

Bronwen will be outside Aberdare Library on the High Street on Thursday 21 November between 10am and 4pm and on Mill Street in Pontypridd on Friday 22 November from 9am to 3pm.

 

Macmillan’s team of trained professionals with first-hand experience of cancer treatments and front-line support services team will be on hand to offer information and advice to anybody with questions about cancer.

 

Bronwen is packed with information on the different types of cancers, their symptoms and where to get local help from diagnosis right through to the physical, financial and emotional support.

 

A private room on board provides space for people to have more sensitive conversations with staff, who can help find the support that they need.

 

Macmillan is encouraging anyone living nearby, or who are simply passing by, who have questions about cancer to come and say hello. 

 

Moray Hayman, Bronwen Team Lead Cancer Information and Support Specialist says: “We encourage anyone who has questions about cancer to come and see us, whether they’re living with cancer, have been recently diagnosed, are caring for someone with cancer or are worried about somebody. 

 

“As well as answering questions on the day, we can let visitors know about other cancer services locally and provide information on a range of matters, including the physical, financial and emotional support available.

 

“Even if you don’t have a specific question to ask, our friendly team are always available for a chat about whatever cancer throws your way.”

 

Richard Pugh, Head of Services for Macmillan in Wales, said: “At Macmillan, we know a cancer diagnosis can turn life upside down in just a moment and we aim to be right there with you.

 

“Funded by our brilliant supporters, our mobile information team travels around Wales to bring cancer information and advice to your community.

 

“Bronwen is smaller, lighter and more mobile than most of our services, meaning we can reach even more people with cancer to offer our expert information and advice and to support people with cancer to live life as fully as they can.”

 

For further information about Macmillan’s mobile information and support service, and where it’s visiting, go to www.macmillan.org.uk/mobileinfo.

 

If you are unable to visit the unit but have questions about cancer, visit www.macmillan.org.uk or call the Macmillan Support Line free on 0808 808 00 00 (9am to 8pm).

 

You can find out about Macmillan services near you at www.macmillan.org.uk/in-your-area

 

Macmillan is funded almost entirely by donations and cannot provide services such as Bronwen without your support. Visit macmillan.org.uk/getinvolved to do something amazing today.