FREE cancer information and support will be on offer at the Royal Cheshire Show on June 18 and 19.

Macmillan Cancer Support’s Mobile Information and Support Service will be visiting the show, with cancer information specialists on hand to answer any questions.

The team encourages anyone with worries relating to cancer to stop by.

Summer is fast approaching, and the team will also be providing specialist information about sun safety and skin cancer.

Skin cancers are most likely to appear on skin that is exposed to the sun.

If caught early, they are very treatable and most people with non-melanoma skin cancers are cured with treatment.

Alison Rogers, from the mobile information team, said: “The sunnier weather gives us all a boost but it’s important to be aware of how to stay safe in the sun and to know which changes to your skin could give reason for concern.”

Skin cancers can look very different, so visit your doctor if you notice anything unusual on your skin that does not go away after four weeks.

Melanoma is a rarer type of skin cancer. It can develop from a new mole or one you already have.

Alison adds: “It’s important for everyone to take extra care in the sun. But some cancer treatments can make you especially sensitive to the sun.

“If you’re having treatment for cancer, ask your healthcare team for advice about protecting your skin during and after treatment.”

If you have any concerns about skin cancer or any other type of cancer, or want someone to talk to, Macmillan Cancer Support is there with you.

Call free on 0808 808 00 00 (7 days a week, 8am to 8pm) or visit for information on all types of cancer, support groups in your area and access to our online community.