This week I joined Macmillan Cancer Support to discuss their new report on the financial impact of cancer entitled ‘Cancer – A Costly Diagnosis?’

The report focussed on people’s individual experiences of the financial impact of cancer and highlights three particular policy areas; the implementation of Universal Credit, the support banks and building societies give people living with cancer and the cost of travel insurance.

One in two people born after 1960 will get cancer in their lifetime, and while the physical and emotional consequences of cancer are well-known, the financial impact of a diagnosis can be devastating and 4 in 5 people are, on average, £570 a week worse off as a result of their diagnosis. Read more “Supporting Macmillan Cancer Support”

This week I renewed my pledge to support Macmillan Cancer Support in parliament.

North Wales benefits greatly from Macmillan professionals. They are able to provide specialist care in their area of cancer and help people manage their symptoms with the core goal of making life with cancer easier.

People in North Wales already benefit from 52 Macmillan professionals, including Macmillan nurses, GP facilitator, benefits adviser and specialist social workers. Not only does Macmillan provide compassionate care for patients and their relatives, but it raises money to support people with this life changing illness. They have given hundreds of thousands of pounds to hundreds of people in North Wales to help with the additional costs that cancer brings. Read more “Macmillan Cancer Support”