Cancer sufferers are forced to pay an average bill of £570 a month through their treatment, researchers have found.
Macmillan Cancer Support said four out of five patients face the "whopping" amount, which is comparable to a monthly mortgage payment.
Researchers at University of Bristol found the diagnosis of cancer often led to raised fuel bills, repeated travel costs for hospital appointments and a loss of income.
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