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15 January 2010, 11:37 | Updated: 25 January 2010, 11:41
Local people who are living with cancer can now drop into a new information centre to receive free information and support to help them cope with the disease.
MacMillan Cancer Support is officially launching its new information and support centre based at the Lister Hospital in Stevenage today.
The centre is a vital resource to anyone with concerns about cancer and provides free information and support without having to make an appointment.
Kelly Wallace-Bates is MacMillian's cancer Information and Support Manager and told Heart:
"We know that people living with cancer often appreciate being able to talk to someone other than a loved one or consultation about the emotional, physical, practical or financial concerns that the disease can bring.
"Having the right kind of information helps you make informed choices about your treatment and care, and takes away some of the uncertainty and fear that a cancer diagnosis can cause. Support is available for people at any stage of their cancer journey and is open to families, friends and careers as well."
The centre holds a wind range of leaflets and other materials about cancer, and provides access to cancer-related information online.
The centre is open Monday - Friday 12pm - 2pm, but next month will be 10:30am - 3:30pm.
If you have any questions about cancer you can call 0808 808 00 00 free or visit www.macmillan.org.uk