Changing the conversation about work and cancer

Supporting Those Affected By Cancer To Return To Work

More than 40% of people diagnosed with cancer make changes to their working lives, with almost half changing jobs or leaving work altogether. The total loss in productivity of cancer survivors unable to return to paid work in England was estimated in 2008 to be £5.3bn. So, what is happening here, and why? Every case is obviously different, every person unique, but there are nonetheless some common issues here for employers to consider and put into effect.

Written for Squire Patton Boggs, February 2014

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