Financial support

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 Centre01737 304 176

Macmillan Helpline: 0808 808 0000

The Olive Tree: 01293 534465

Citizen’s Advice Bureau: find your local office online at

Financial advice from Macmillan:

Work and cancer

Working while caring for someone with cancer

Help with the cost of cancer


Your rights at work

Personal Benefits Advisory service available at:

Olive Tree

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