Work and cancer

Macmillan estimates that more than 125,000 people of working age are diagnosed with cancer in the UK each year. Whether you are an employee, carer, business or health professional we can provide support and information about work and cancer.

I'm an employer looking for...

Training and support

Access Macmillan at Work's range of expert training, consultancy and resources, including our free toolkit and e-newsletters, to help you support employees affected by cancer.


Whether your business is large or small, we have practical advice, top tips and guidance to help you support and manage employees affected by cancer.

I'm an employee looking for...

  • Information about working with cancer

    Access support and information about talking to your employer, coping with side effects, and other useful resources.

  • Support for carers

    If you're looking after someone with cancer it can affect your work life. Find out how to talk about your caring responsibilities and make decisions about your work.

  • Information about self-employment and cancer

    Find information to help you manage your workload and finances if you're self-employed or run your own business.

  • Advice about my rights at work

    If you have or have had cancer, you are protected by law from unfair treatment at work. Find out more about the legislation and reasonable adjustments.

I'm a health / social care professional looking for...

  • Information

    Macmillan has developed learning tools and resources to support you in talking about employment issues with people affected by cancer.

  • Online learning

    Visit Learn Zone for e-learning modules created to help you feel confident talking about issues like workplace rights and benefits.

  • Professional resources

    Access resources to support you with signposting and talking about work, so you can ensure people affected by cancer are able to make informed decisions.