What is the cost?
Having cancer is expensive. One in five people have problems paying their bills, rent or mortgage. It shouldn't be like this, but these are the facts. See more about the cost of cancer in Wales in our maps below.
Increased costs over five years after diagnosis
The increased costs associated with a cancer diagnosis are likely to take up a large proportion of a person's income.
Household bills can dramatically add up after a diagnosis. Fuel bills can escalate as patients are at home more than usual and more likely to feel the cold during treatment.
The map below shows the additional costs faced by people with cancer over a five-year period following diagnosis.
Loss of income over a five year period after diagnosis
Loss of income is one of the greatest financial issues for people diagnosed with cancer.
The income of a spouse or partner might also be affected if they need to give up work or reduce their hours in order to care for someone.
The map below shows the loss of income for people with cancer over a five-year period after diagnosis.
Read our full report
The research displayed above is from work by The Monitor Group for Macmillan.
If you want to find out more you can read our Counting the Cost of Cancer campaign report [PDF], which gives an easy to digest overview of the research.
If you're still stat hungry, read the full report from the Monitor Group - Cancer Poverty in Wales [2.4MB, PDF].