RESIDENTS living with cancer or caring for someone with cancer are being offered free advice and support at Handforth on Saturday, January 20.

Macmillan Cancer Support’s mobile service will be visiting Handforth Dean Retail Park, 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.

The team are highlighting issues around the financial impact of cancer.

If you've been affected by cancer, your finances might not be your first thought, but many people are faced with extra costs they hadn't considered.

Macmillan research shows four in five people with cancer are £570 a month worse off as a result of their diagnosis.

This is often due to being unable to work and having increased costs such as travel to hospital or increased fuel bills.

Lucy Rogers, a Macmillan information and support specialist, 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.

“We’re here 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.”

The mobile information service will be at the retail park off Coppice Way from 9am to 4pm.

For further information about Macmillan’s mobile information service, and planned visits, go to

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).

You can find out about Macmillan services near you at

There are 2.5 million people living with cancer in the UK. One in two people are likely to get cancer in their lifetimes.

Macmillan Cancer Support provides practical, emotional and personal support to people affected by cancer every year.

The charity is there to support people during treatment, help with work and money worries, and listen when people need to talk about their feelings.

Macmillan receives no Government funding and relies on donations from the public.

Macmillan is there to help, and if you want information or to chat call 0808 808 00 00 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 8pm) or visit