Changing the conversation about work and cancer

Back to Work in post-treatment ‘Limbo’ – a blog from our new Ambassador, Stephen Bevan

Our new Ambassador, Stephen Bevan, shares his experience of returning to work following his cancer diagnosis and treatment.

‘It is now a year since my diagnosis of oesophageal cancer was confirmed. I’ve now emerged from 10 months of treatment and I am dipping my toe – tentatively – back into the world of work. I’ve learned a lot about the importance of work to people living with cancer and other serious illnesses, the lack of priority given to work by some clinicians, and the vital role played by employers and colleagues in supporting the ‘vocational rehabilitation’ journey. I’ll touch on each of these issues briefly in what follows and will go into more detail in subsequent blogs in the weeks and months to come.’

Read the full blog here