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