Work and cancer

Information for employees

Whether you're an employee, caring for someone with cancer while working or self-employed, there are laws in place to support you.

Support for employees

Support for employees

Support for employees

Find out about how cancer can affect your work.

About our cancer information videos

Find out about how cancer can affect your work.

About our cancer information videos

Policies and resources

People affected by cancer may face challenges related to work. Macmillan can offer information and support.

Talking to your employer

You’re not required to tell your employer about your cancer, but it can help them to support you during treatment.

Making treatment decisions

When you’re self-employed, you may have particular questions about treatment decisions and how they could impact on your work.

Working during treatment

Deciding whether to work during cancer treatment can be very difficult. It depends very much on individual circumstances.