SPOTLIGHT: 'Fuel poverty' a concern for UK cancer patients

Nineteen percent of cancer patients receiving treatment in the UK last year were in "fuel poverty"-- when a household is forced to spend more than 10 percent its income on total fuel use, according to a study by Macmillan Cancer Support. The group states that while three-fourths of patients in active treatment are required to use more heating in their homes, patients under 60 years of age do not qualify for aid in this area. Macmillan is lobbying for government to help cover the costs of lighting and heating for cancer patients. Press release

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