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Cancer financially impacts 'everything', says patient

Two of Wales' biggest cancer charities have said they are being "inundated" with patients requesting financial support advice.

Tenovus Cancer Care said it was facing a "crisis", while Macmillan Cancer Support said it was working "flat out".

It comes as more people are being diagnosed in Wales and at a time when survival rates are at an all-time high.

The Welsh government said health boards had been given guidance to help signpost patients to financial support.

Eric Mathias, of Neyland, Pembrokeshire, has been fighting prostate cancer since 2007 and said the disease has had a financial impact on his family.

  • 17 Feb 2016