Cancer costs the average patient in Wales £640 a month, in lost wages, travel to hospital, new clothes and adaptations to their homes according to the charity Macmillan Cancer Support.
Leeann Stroud of Bridgend says transport costs alone for her mother ran into hundreds each month.
More top news
Research by Hybu Cig Cymru has found the tradition of families sitting down to a roast dinner is dying out, declining by 8.4% a year.
The Children's Commissioner has voiced his concern about the number of social worker vacancies in children's departments.
Thousands of Welsh patients are missing out on crucial rehabilitation, according to a report on cardiac services.