The charity Macmillan has launched a campaign to tackle isolation in cancer patients as a report reveals one in five lack support from their loved ones.
Macmillan's 'Facing the Fight Alone' report found one in eight (12%) of people living with cancer surveyed haven't had a single visit from friends or family in over six months.
The report also revealed that this lack of support for some cancer patients means:
- Over half (53%) of isolated patients have skipped meals or not eaten properly
- More than one in 10 (11%) have missed medical appointments
- One in six (18%) have been unable to pick up prescriptions for their medication
More top news
Jimmy Webster has a condition that weakens his muscles. With the help of Oxford University scientists, he's now enjoying a new freedom.
Assembly members debate the proposal that the four nations in the UK are better together and that Scotland should remain in the Union
Doctors in Wales say 'enough is enough' and immediate action needs to be taken to resolve the problems facing NHS services