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Working with cancer

15th February 2022

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This is the final blog in the series of 5 written by Lynne Connolly, who is Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion at a global investment company, about her experience of working with secondary cancer and what advice she would give to others about supporting people managing work during cancer treatment.


A better future for those with breast cancer: published to mark World Cancer Day

8th February 2022

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One in two people will hear the words ‘You have cancer’ at some point in their life. Although the outlook and quality of life for breast cancer patients has improved significantly in recent years, a lot more work remains to be done to ensure that breast cancer is screened, diagnosed and treated at an early stage and those living with or after breast cancer can successfully manage work, return to work, or find work during or after treatment. On the occasion of World Cancer Day 2022, all members of the Transforming Breast Cancer Together initiative reminded EU policy makers that improving the diagnosis, treatment and quality of life of those with breast cancer must remain a high priority.


Return to Work – A symbol of normality or yet another challenge for cancer patients?

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Frances Fitzgerald MEP Chair of Transforming Breast Cancer Together Long-term survival rates for breast cancer are improving. This is good news for World Cancer Day, held every 4th of February, as the global initiative to reimagine a world where millions of cancer deaths are prevented and access to life-saving cancer treatment and care is available… [Read More]


Overcoming the Barriers to Living and Working with Cancer

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Most of what you read about cancer on Friday 4th February (World Cancer Day) was naturally about the search for new and better treatments, the benefits of screening and self-care and the importance of supporting patients and their families. With 50% of people born after 1960 likely to receive a cancer diagnosis at some time in their lives, each of us has a good reason to improve our awareness of its impact. But one aspect of the cancer story which gets less coverage is the impact that it has on the working lives of people living with the disease and those who care for them. On Friday we launched a report with Working With Cancer containing new data from over 1200 working age people who are living with cancer, and our findings show a distinctly mixed picture.


Receiving a secondary and incurable diagnosis

7th February 2022

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This is the fourth of a series of five blogs by Lynne Connolly, who is Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion at a global investment company, about her experience of working with secondary cancer and what advice she would give to others about supporting people managing work during cancer treatment. We will be posting the final blog next week.


Cancer Patients Returning to Work Face a Mental Health Crisis

4th February 2022

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New research published today reveals that the majority of working-age cancer patients say that the mental health impact of their treatment is greater than the physical impact. Most feel guilty about taking time off for vital treatment and worry that they are a burden to their colleagues. And while there is a large fall in full-time working for those returning to work, the majority remain the main income-earner in their household. Click the title to read the full Press Release


Returning to work after cancer treatment

1st February 2022

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This is the third of a series of five blogs by Lynne Connolly, who is Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion at a global investment company, about her experience of working with secondary cancer and what advice she would give to others about supporting people managing work during cancer treatment. We will be posting the remaining blogs over the next couple of weeks.


Being away from work

24th January 2022

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This is the second of a series of five blogs by Lynne Connolly, who is Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion at a global investment company, about her experience of working with secondary cancer and what advice she would give to others about supporting people managing work during cancer treatment. We will be posting each of the remaining blogs over the next three weeks.


Stepping away from work after a cancer diagnosis

18th January 2022

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This is the first of a series of five blogs by Lynne Connolly, who is Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion at a global investment company, about her experience of working with secondary cancer and what advice she would give to others about supporting people managing work during cancer treatment. We will be posting each of the remaining blogs over the next four weeks.


WORKING WITH ADVANCED BREAST CANCER

5th November 2021

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WWC has been working with The Advanced Breast Cancer Global Alliance on an awareness campaign ‘Uncovered: The truth about working with advanced breast cancer’ focused on goal number 10 of the ABC Global Charter: to help patients with advanced breast cancer (ABC) continue to work by implementing legislation that protects their right to work and… [Read More]


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