Macmillan has released new analysis that shows that the average family in the UK would not be able to afford cancer, and could be forced to find hundreds of pounds a month if they were hit by the disease. The average family is left with around £365 each month after paying for necessities such as bills, food and everyday travel. But previous research from Macmillan shows that the average monthly cost, for the vast majority of cancer patients (83%), is £570.
Macmillan, which offers grants, benefits advice and financial guidance for people affected by cancer, is urging people to seek financial help as soon as possible to stop money worries spiralling out of control. Read our press release.
The average family is left with around £365 each month.