Cancer: Experts warn patients will die earlier because of cost-of-living crisis


Experts suggest the problem will become more acute during the winter when energy prices rise further and people begin to make greater use of their heating.

Meanwhile, the cost-of-living crisis is already having an effect.

The Royal College of Physicians has heard reports of some cancer patients being so bereft of funds they cannot afford the journey to the hospital to receive treatment.

As well as some poorer cancer patients facing the journey to hospital unaffordable, data also shows those from lower incomes are less likely to stick to their treatment plan, increasing the risk of relapse.


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