The financial impacts of cancer

Authors: Andrea Finney, Sara Davies, David Hayes, Sharon Collard
Funded by: Macmillan Cancer Support
Published by: University of Bristol
Publication date: 2012

What, if any, are the additional financial costs that are associated with cancer? How and when do these costs arise, and how do they impact on the financial and wider wellbeing of adults with cancer and their households? In spring 2012, Macmillan Cancer Support commissioned the Personal Finance Research Centre and TNS BMRB to explore these questions and more in a landmark research study.

The research was undertaken in two phases.

  1. The first phase involved 24 qualitative depth interviews with people who had been diagnosed with cancer.
  2. The second phase of the study involved a survey of people with a cancer diagnosis. The fieldwork for this stage of the study, which covered England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, was undertaken in August to October 2012

The financial impacts of cancer (Final Report) (PDF, 1,075kB) 
The financial impacts of cancer (Methodological Appendix) (PDF, 2,489kB) 
The financial impacts of cancer (Appendix Tables) (PDF, 2,239kB)


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