Researchers at the University of Bristol surveyed 1,600 UK cancer patients to examine the impact on their finances during treatment. They found:
- Travelling to hospital appointments costs two in three patients £170 a month.
- Patients face an additional cost of £37 a month for parking charges at hospitals.
- A third said their fuel bills increased by about £24 a month.
- 30% said they were losing around £860 a month in earnings because they are unable to work or had to cut down their hours.
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