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Service launched for deaf cancer patients as survey finds care difficulties — The Independent

Tuesday, 8 November, 2022

Service launched for deaf cancer patients as survey finds care difficulties — The Independent

A new support service for deaf people living with cancer has been launched after research showed the barriers to care faced by people in that community.

Macmillan Cancer Support said almost a third (32%) of people with cancer in the UK who were also living with hearing loss or deafness said the pandemic had made it harder for them to access healthcare or treatment in general.

The charity, which said it surveyed more than 2,000 UK adults with cancer – including 309 people also living with hearing loss or deafness, said the figure was higher than the 22% of people with cancer who do not have any hearing loss.

Read more at: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/macmillan-cancer-support-deaf-british-sign-language-macmillan-hemel-hempstead-b2204034.html

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