Work and cancer
About this booklet
This booklet is about work and cancer. It explains how cancer and its treatments can affect your work life. It gives advice on managing work and cancer. This booklet is for anyone with who is working and has been diagnosed with cancer. It may also be helpful for carers, family members and friends.
Being diagnosed with cancer can affect all areas of your life, including work. It is estimated that 890,000 people of working age were living with cancer in the UK in 2015. This number is increasing as more people with cancer are cured or living with cancer for longer.
Some people carry on working during treatment. Others may decide to stop working. After treatment, many people want to go back to work when they feel ready to. Going back to work can help you get back into a routine and feel a sense of normality.
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