Free, cancer advice and support is coming to West Midlands between Tuesday 21 February to Friday 24 February. Macmillan Cancer Support’s mobile service will be visiting the area, with cancer information specialists on hand to answer questions and provide information. The team encourages anyone with worries relating to cancer to stop by, whether you’re living with cancer, or care for someone who is.

Cancer can impact all aspects of your life, not just your health. This February, the team are highlighting issues around the financial impact of cancer. If you've been affected by cancer, your finances might not be your first thought, but many people are faced with extra costs they hadn't considered.

Macmillan research shows that 83% of people are, on average, £570 a month worse off because of a cancer diagnosis1.This is often due to being unable to work and having increased costs such as travel to hospital or increased fuel bills.

Margaret Watts, a Macmillan Information and Support Specialist on the unit, says, “It’s really important that people living with cancer are able to access the financial advice and support they are entitled to, so they can focus on what’s most important: their health. We can help signpost people to Macmillan benefits advisers who can provide free, confidential advice.

“On the dates mentioned above, we’re here to answer any questions about cancer. Whether you want to know what symptoms to look out for, need advice about managing the side effects of your treatment, or want to find local support for carers, come along and see us. We’d be happy to help.”

Our five mobile information units travel around the UK visiting local communities, providing cancer information and advice on the ground. Last year they helped around 115,000 people in over 672 locations across the UK.

Details of the visit:

Tuesday 21 February

Coventry, Ironmonger Row, CV1 1FD

10am to 4pm


Wednesday 22 February

Dudley, Market Place, DY1 1PD

10am to 4pm


Thursday 23 February

Solihull, Mell Square, B91 3AT

10am to 4pm


Friday 24 February

Erdington, High Street, Outside Central Square Shopping Centre, B23 6RS

  1. 9.30am to 3.30pm