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Welsh Government aims to 'reduce the burden' of cancer on people's lives

The Welsh Government say it's committed to helping people affected by cancer by offering patients the opportunity to access financial advice.

It comes after the charity, Macmillan Cancer Support, found one in four cancer patients in Wales are being hit with the cost of cancer.

A cancer diagnosis can have a financial impact on patients and their families, which is why we are trying to reduce the burden of the disease on people's lives - patients benefit from free prescriptions and free hospital car parking in Wales.

Our Cancer Delivery Plan makes clear our commitment to people affected by cancer being offered the opportunity to access financial advice. Every cancer patient should have access to a key worker. The guidance for this role clearly sets out their function in supporting people to access advice and services to meet the clinical and non clinical needs of individuals.

– Welsh Government spokesperson

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