Work and cancer

If you are self employed

Worries about money and work are very common for people affected by cancer. But they may seem especially tough if you are self-employed or run your own business.

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    Self-employment and cancer

    If you’re self-employed you may worry about work and money during your cancer treatment. Support is available to help you cope financially and emotionally.

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    Working during treatment

    Deciding whether to carry on working during treatment is a difficult decision. It depends on individual circumstances.

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    Giving up work temporarily or permanently

    You may need to stop working during treatment. This could be temporary or you may decide to give up work permanently.

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    Talking to people about your cancer

    You may worry about telling people about your cancer and fear it may affect your business.

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    Making treatment decisions

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

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    Managing your workload

    Cancer treatment can have an impact on the way you run your business. You may need to reorganise your activities to manage your workload.

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    Managing your finances

    If you’re self-employed and have had to reduce your work activity, you may worry about your professional and personal finances. Support is available to help you cope with financial issues.