There may be some financial support available for cancer patients. Our Breast Clinical Nurse Specialists are able to provide patients and carers with written information, including Macmillan booklets on work and cancer, help with the cost of cancer, self employment and cancer and working while caring for someone with cancer.
Cancer patients are also able to get a prescription exemption form. You are eligible if you are under age 60 and not already medically exempt from prescription charges.
Your breast clinical nurse specialist can advise on the entitlements below you may be able to access:
Prescription Exemption up to the age of 60 years, Macmillan Grant, PIP, Attendance allowance (over 65 years), Blue badge application, DS1500.
East Surrey Macmillan Cancer Support Centre: 01737 304 176
Macmillan Helpline: 0808 808 0000
The Olive Tree: 01293 534465
Citizen’s Advice Bureau: find your local office online at www.citizensadvice.org.uk
Financial advice from Macmillan:
Personal Benefits Advisory service available at:
Monday mornings by appointment only.
Tel: 01903 532 234
Macmillan Cancer Information Centre at Queen Victoria Hospital
Monday afternoons by appointment only.
Tel: 01342 414 369