MAC11675_E07_N
Booklet
Published: 04 Jan 2019
Next review: 04 Jan 2021
Edition: 7
MAC11675_E07_N
For people living with cancer, the booklet looks at how cancer and its treatments can affect your ability to work. It covers employment rights and coping with the effects of treatment at work.
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Published: 04 Jan 2019
Next review: 04 Jan 2021
Edition: 7
For people living with cancer, the booklet looks at how cancer and its treatments can affect your ability to work. It covers employment rights and coping with the effects of treatment at work.

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.

Visit our online information about work and cancer.

How we can help

Macmillan Grants

If you have cancer, you may be able to get a Macmillan Grant to help with the extra costs of cancer. Find out who can apply and how to access our grants.

Financial guidance
Financial issues can cause worry when someone becomes ill. You may be able to claim benefits to help you in your situation. You may also be able to get financial assistance from other organisations.
Welfare rights advice and tools

There are lots of benefits that could help you after a cancer diagnosis, but the system can be confusing. Our Welfare Rights Advisors are here to help.

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