Changing the conversation about work and cancer

Articles

Blogs and articles written for various organisations about managing work and cancer. We have organised these according to whether you are: someone who has/has had cancer; an HR professional or a policy maker about managing cancer in the workplace; a line manager; a carer, colleague or supporter of someone with cancer. Choose from the options below:

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Working with cancer and starting a business

Posted: 19th November 2019

Guest writer, Adele King (www.transcendence-coaching.com) is an accredited Coach, NLP practitioner, Change Consultant and Speaker.  She has written a blog for us about her experiences of living with cancer and her return to work: ‘I first contemplated writing this article back in spring of this year. My mind brimming with thoughts and ideas, I couldn’t… [Read More]

Combating Cancer feature in The Times 16th October 2019

Posted: 16th October 2019

Working With Cancer recently contributed to a special ‘Combating Cancer’ feature which appeared in The Times on 16th October. The full article was commissioned by Raconteur and can be found here and at https://www.raconteur.net/combating-cancer-2019).   Our contribution is in the article ‘Dealing with Cancer in the Workplace’ on Page 10’.

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

Posted: 22nd September 2019

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… [Read More]

Finding my new ‘normal’: A journey of self-discovery

Posted: 22nd September 2019

Guest writer and former WWC coachee, Fay Field, has written a blog for us about her journey of self-discovery following her cancer diagnosis and treatment. ‘I was thinking about what sort of things I would talk about in relation to the title of this piece, and like most things cancer-wise it’s incredibly subjective. I remember… [Read More]

New article from guest writer, Harmer Parr: The Melvyn Files

Posted: 31st July 2019

Guest Writer, Harmer Parr, showed how keeping a sense of humour helped him put cancer in its place in an earlier article for WWC.  In his latest blog, he provides an update on his immunotherapy treatment: ‘In October 2017 I was diagnosed with a cancer in my right shin bone. It had been hurting for… [Read More]

Returning to work and making changes

Posted: 22nd July 2019

Guest writer, Sara Liyanage, is a part-time solicitor and the founder of www.tickingoffbreastcancer.com, a website dedicated to helping people through their breast cancer treatment.  She has written a third blog for us about her experiences of returning to work: ‘I thought it seemed rather fitting to start writing this third and final article in my… [Read More]

WWC partners with Teenage Cancer Trust to help young people manage work after cancer

Posted: 22nd July 2019

WWC Associate, Sarah Dawson, shares her experience of training and coaching young cancer survivors to manage work and cancer: ‘A cancer diagnosis is devastating at any age, but for a young person it can cause a particular kind of anguish. How do you face conversations and situations most adults would struggle with, before you’ve even had… [Read More]

Understanding the invisible by Lynne, a 45 year old working mum…..

Posted: 15th May 2019

Lynne, a 45 year old working mum, has written a blog about living with the effects of  ‘secondary’ cancer. “It’s not easy supporting a colleague who is working with cancer – we all recognise that – but for those of us with metastatic or ‘secondary’ cancer, it feels like we have an invisible illness which… [Read More]

Five common misconceptions about Cancer at work

Posted: 29th April 2019

Working With Cancer’s Founder and Director, Barbara Wilson, has contributed an article to The HR Director Magazine: ‘In the UK, there are currently 900,000 people of working age living with cancer, and the impressive increase in survival rates (in the UK cancer survival for 10 or more years has doubled from 24% to 50%)  means that… [Read More]

Changing the Conversation around Work and Cancer

Posted: 11th April 2019

Our Ambassador, Liz O’Riordan, has written a blog about her experience of returning to work after her cancer diagnosis. ‘ I spent most of my working life treating patients with cancer, but until I was diagnosed with cancer myself, I had no idea what a huge impact cancer would have on my own working life. … [Read More]

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