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By Fiona Reid
Cancer support in town

A MOBILE cancer support service is heading to Dumfries this weekend.

Beryl, the Macmillan Cancer Support bus will offer free specialist information and support in the High Street on Saturday between 9 am and 4 pm.
It’s open to anyone whether they currently have cancer, are worried about a loved one, or concerned about the signs and symptoms.
When the bus visited Dumfries last year 68 people took the opportunity to visit and get their questions about cancer answered.
Craig Blackwood, radiographer and cancer information and support specialist, said: “A cancer diagnosis is devastating, and we know it’s not always easy to know where to go for information or to find someone to talk to. That’s why we are coming back to Dumfries.
“We visit communities all over the country to bring information and support to the heart of cities and towns so people can have their questions answered and get the support they need on their doorstep.
“Nobody should face cancer alone, if you have concerns Macmillan is right here with you to give you that practical advice and signpost you to services that can help, so you are able to live life as fully as you can.”
Anyone who needs help before the distinctive green bus arrives, or who can’t get along on the day, can call the Macmillan Support Line free on 0808 808 0000, Monday to Friday, 8am to 8pm.


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