Source: BBC News
Cancer patients are relying more on charity handouts as they struggle to pay rising fuel bills, figures reveal.
Macmillan Cancer Support said it had paid out £2,548,563 to 12,669 cancer patients during 2011, up from £1.4m to 7,369 patients five years ago.
The charity wants a government-commissioned independent review of fuel poverty to prioritise cancer patients.
Macmillan’s campaign manager, Laura Keely, said it was “shocking” cancer sufferers needed such help.
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