March is prostate cancer awareness month and Macmillan Cancer Support’s mobile service is stopping off in Morley to help raise awareness about the signs and symptoms to look out for.
The team will provide free, confidential, support to anyone with a concern or a question relating to cancer.
Prostate cancer is the most common cause of cancer in men with 119 men diagnosed every day in the UK. cancer has grown from 2 million to 2.5 million, and the number of men living with prostate cancer has increased by 27 per cent to 330,000 men in the UK.
The team will be in Queen Street, near Morley Town Hall, on Thursday, March 5 from 10am-4pm.
Helen Kennedy, a Macmillan Information and Support Specialist on the unit, said: “We want to encourage men to talk to someone if they have any concerns, men often put off going to the doctor maybe because they don’t want to make a fuss or don’t want to take time off work.
“Sometimes though it’s a case of ignoring any potential symptoms with the hope they’ll go away. The key to the best outcome is early diagnosis and treatment so would urge anyone exhibiting symptoms of cancer to go and get checked by their doctor.
“We are here for anyone who has any questions or worries about any aspect and type of cancer, whether it’s about you, a relative or friend, come on board the bus and talk to us.
“More than 340,000 people in the UK are diagnosed with cancer every year, we know that cancer can be the loneliest place and we want to help ensure that no one has to face it alone”
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.
If you cannot visit the unit when it comes to Morleybut have questions about cancer visit www.macmillan.org.uk or call Macmillan free on 0808 808 00 00.