Cancer Patients Say The Cost Of Having The Illness Is Crippling Them Financially

New research from the Irish Cancer Society shows patients lose an average of €18,000 in earnings per year

The latest real cost of cancer report finds cancer patients are spending an extra monthly cost of €756 on a range of items such as travel, parking, childcare, prescription charges and hospital stays 

These latest figures come as the Bons Secours Hospital opened a €77 million euro cancer until meaning less expense for the families of cancer patients in Cork as they won't have to travel for treatment 

Speaking to RedFM News the hospital's General Manager Harry Canning acknowledged that some cancer treatments can lead to huge costs for families: 

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