FREE cancer advice and support will be available on board a bus which is rolling into Kidderminster next week.

The Macmillan Cancer Support mobile service will be stationed outside Kidderminster Town Hall between 8.30am and 4pm on Wednesday, November 27 as part of Lung Cancer Awareness Month.

Specialists will be on hand to answer questions and provide information and Macmillan is encouraging anyone with worries relating to cancer to stop by.

Danielle Mellows, a Macmillan information and support specialist on the unit, said: "Knowing what changes to look for and when to see your doctor could make a real difference.

"Don’t be scared if you have symptoms. Get them checked.”

The most common symptoms of lung cancer are:

• A cough that lasts for three weeks or more

• A change in a cough you have had for a long time

• A chest infection that doesn’t get better, or having repeated chest infections

• Feeling breathless and wheezy for no reason

• Coughing up blood

• A hoarse voice that lasts for three weeks or more

• Pain in your chest or shoulder that doesn’t get better

If you have any of these symptoms, it is important to have them checked by a GP.

The Macmillan bus will also be at Pershore Asda between 9am and 3pm on November 25, at Evesham Market Square between 9am and 4pm on November 26 and at Malvern Shopping Park on November 29 from 9am to 3pm.

For further information about Macmillan’s mobile information service and planned visits, go to

Those unable to visit the unit can find out answers to their questions about cancer by calling Macmillan free on 0800 808 00 00.