Carers of people with cancer
Around 1.1 million people in the UK aged 15+ are carers [PDF] of someone with cancer.5
Half of them support a person with cancer currently undergoing treatment.
Carers are most likely to support a middle-aged person, aged 45–64. Carers are more likely to look after women (61%) and most often support a member of their family. A third of carers say they care for a friend or neighbour.
Carers of people with cancer give an average of almost 15 hours of support each week, and the most common type of support is emotional. This is followed by helping with errands or offering transport.
Half of carers say they get no support.
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