If cancer or its treatment prevent you from working, you may qualify for benefits that can provide some financial help.
If you have or have had cancer you are protected by law from unfair treatment at work. Where reasonable, your employer should make changes to help you do your job during and after your treatment.
Whether you're an employee, self-employed or working while caring for someone with cancer, we have free resources to help you.
Read how Julia received support from her workplace when she found out she had cancer.
What's happening near you? Find out about support groups, where to get information and how to get involved with Macmillan where you are.
Read Aoife's post about the rights of people affected by cancer in the workplace. She explains how the law can help job applicants, employees and the self-employed.
Share experiences and advice on practical issues when living with cancer, such as money, work, benefits, transport, food and drink, organising support at home, or getting specialist equipment.
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