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Published: 28 January 2019
Saima, 29, was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2018. She is self-employed and was hit by the financial impact of cancer when she couldn’t work. Macmillan helped her navigate the complex benefits system and gave her a grant to pay for the life adjustments she’s had to make, like buying a new wardrobe due to weight loss from stress.

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