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Cancer costs £570 a month

Cancer sufferers take on the cost of a second mortgage when fighting the disease, a study has found, with patients paying an average of £570 a month during their treatment.

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Study reveals the high costs of cancer treatment

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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