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CANCER advice specialists took information and advice to the streets in a week-long roadshow.

Macmillan Cancer Support had a mobile team in Fareham and Portsmouth earlier this week, which saw more than 300 people come along

Sarah Beaven, support specialist, said: ‘We initially came to Hampshire in August and had a great reception and were really pleased to see so many people on the mobile service while back here again. There were a wide variety of queries, from financial issues to medical questions.’

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