Suffolk library offers cancer drop-in support sessions

People living with cancer in part of Suffolk are to get a new drop-in centre for support, information and help.

A Macmillan outreach service will be available in Sudbury library on the second Monday of every month, starting on 13 December.

It will be run by staff from West Suffolk Hospital's Macmillan Information Centre.

Volunteers will answer questions on prevention, genetics, screening, diagnosis, treatment and side effects.

Information will also be available on finance, diet, emotional issues, talking to children, travel, complementary therapies, local support groups, end of life issues and caring for someone with cancer.

Wendy Marchant, manager of the Macmillan Service at the hospital, said: "We have arranged these outreach sessions to make it easier for people from Sudbury and the surrounding villages to access important information

"This will help them following a diagnosis or if they are living with cancer.

"The drop-in service is available to anyone who may have any questions or wants to find out more about the help which is available and places to go for support."

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