As a manager, you may be one of your employee’s most important sources of support. You don’t need to be a medical expert, but a basic understanding of cancer and its treatment can help. This knowledge will also help you to plan for and recognise any issues that may develop at work.
Cancer is not a single disease with only one type of treatment. There are more than 200 types of cancer, each with its own name and treatment. There are around 2.5 million people in the UK living with cancer, and that number is increasing. On average, people are living with cancer for longer than in the past.
We have an animation that explains what cancer is.