Information and support

Leukaemia

Leukaemia (sometimes spelt as leukemia) is a cancer of the white blood cells. It is named according to the type of white blood cell which is affected and whether it is acute (faster growing) or chronic (slower growing).

Making work adjustments for an employee affected by cancer

Making work adjustments for an employee affected by cancer

Showing how one employer made temporary changes to an employee’s work duties to help them remain in work during treatment for cancer.

About our cancer information videos

Showing how one employer made temporary changes to an employee’s work duties to help them remain in work during treatment for cancer.

About our cancer information videos

Macmillan at Work

Macmillan at Work provides a range of expert training, consultancy options, and resources to help you, including our e-newsletter, and free work and cancer toolkit.

Introduction for employers

Managers play an important role in supporting employees living with cancer, or caring for someone with cancer.

How cancer affects people

Understanding how cancer treatment may affect your employee’s ability to work can help you give them the right support them.

Talking about cancer at work

It may be difficult for your employee to talk about their diagnosis, but open communication may make it easier for you to support them.

Supporting carers at work

Carers are legally entitled to take reasonable time off work. They can also request flexible working.

Legal rights about work and cancer

In  the UK, there are laws that protect employees with cancer from being treated unfairly in the workplace. This includes discrimination, harassment and victimisation.