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Macmillan cancer experts are coming to Hemel Hempstead

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A mobile cancer support service run by charity Macmillan will be stopping off in Hemel Hempstead next Wednesday, March 26.

Experts will be on hand outside the north doors of the Marlowes Shopping Centre from 10am to 4pm and no appointment is necessary.

March is prostate cancer awareness month so the team will be raising awareness about the signs and symptoms to look out for but free, confidential help is on offer to anyone with a concern or question relating to cancer.

The most common symptoms of prostate cancer include having to rush to the toilet to pass urine, difficulty in passing urine and passing urine more often than usual, especially at night.

However, most men with early prostate cancer are unlikely to have any symptoms, and for some the first noticeable signs are when the cancer has already spread to the bones causing pain in the back, hips or pelvis.

These symptoms can be caused by other problems such as general aches and pains or arthritis, but it is still a good idea to get checked out by a GP.

Macmillan information and support specialist on the mobile unit Amanda Cummings said: “Prostate cancer is the second most common cause of cancer death in men in the UK. However, survival rates are improving, and as with all types of cancer early diagnosis and treatment will ensure the best outcomes. We would urge anyone exhibiting symptoms to go and get checked by their doctor, most enlargements of the prostate are not cancer but it is always best to be safe.”

 

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