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Working with cancer



Many cancer patients continue to work during their treatment and recovery, just as many people caring for someone with cancer are also holding down jobs. Often colleagues don't know what to say or how to help. Our Working with cancer resource helps to make attending work or returning to work easier for patients, carers and survivors and their colleagues.

Working with cancer was developed in association with employers and with people diagnosed with cancer. It is suitable for companies large and small, and includes case studies, handouts and workshop materials on:

  • Supporting patients and carers in the workplace
  • Talking to workmates about cancer
  • Developing supportive policies
  • Employer responsibilities
  • Helping everyone cope with cancer at work
  • Balancing company and individual needs
  • Coping with death and bereavement

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This page was last updated on: Wednesday, April 15, 2015