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.
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