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Cancer patients have great difficulty making ends meet and most often end up selling their homes according to a survey conducted in Ireland. The study included 1,751 people.//

People diagnosed with cancer experience loss of income, as they are unable to report to work regularly and at the same time face a number of extra costs, as a result end up selling their homes.

The Macmillan Cancer Support research indicated that almost 20% had difficulties in keeping up with their mortgage or rental payments. About 6 % lost their homes. Even11% of those who were self-employed, said they had lost their home.

Extra costs include medical and prescription charges, hospital charges, extra expense on special diets, according to the survey.

Peter Cardy, the charity's chief executive said,"Having cancer should not cost you your home. These figures show that, through cancer, as many as 45,000 people each year are struggling to keep a roof over their heads and 15,000 have lost their homes.”

"Too many people are facing overwhelming financial pressures at a time when they are fighting cancer - borrowing money, moving in with family, selling up or moving to help make ends meet. Some even face repossession.”

"Macmillan is raising awareness of this desperate financial situation to help prevent more cancer patients from reaching crisis point."

The charity has decided to help all cancer patients by giving them access to advice on specialist benefits and financial help.

It has also launched a new "Hitting Home" campaign that help patients to check their insurance policies, and get advice on claiming benefits.

It is reported that 39,000 people are living with cancer in Northern Ireland.

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