‘A three year battle’ Cancer patients ‘can’t afford to live’ while waiting for PIP claims

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However, the cost of living crisis has made matters much worse for people like Lara.

“For me, cancer and the spiralling cost of living is the worst possible combination – no matter what cuts we make to save money, we straight up can’t afford life anymore,” she said.

“I have overwhelming anxiety as all the money worries add up, and on top of this I am so fearful about how our standard of living will affect my cancer recovery.

“We’ve completely cut out heating, which is horrible as my treatment means I get really cold, but even with that saving I’m not sure we can afford the rent anymore.”


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