MacMillan Report on Cancers Hidden Price Tag

Posted on October 7th, 2013 by chriscolhoun.

Macmillan’s new research report reveals the sheer scale of the financial burden faced by people living with cancer*:

  • Four out of five cancer patients lose £570 a month

The cost of cancer is calculated as the loss of income and the additional costs experienced as a result of a person’s diagnosis: One in three lose £860 a month in earnings because they are unable to work or have to cut down their hours

  • Six in seven see their monthly expenses increase by £270 a month

*Figures shown are averages