Policy briefing

Support for men with cancer to keep working

A new guide, Working with Cancer, aims to support men to continue working after a diagnosis, saying that doing so can help recovery by providing something other than cancer to focus on and keeping things ‘normal’

A new guide, Working with Cancer, aims to support men to continue working after a diagnosis, saying that doing so can help recovery by providing something other than cancer to focus on and keeping things ‘normal’

Essential facts

Over 750,000 people of working age in the UK have cancer. Cancer survival is improving and has doubled in the past 40 years in the UK, as the age of retirement rises, meaning more people with cancer are still working. Around 180,000 men a year are diagnosed with cancer, and by 2027 Cancer Research UK believes around half of men will get cancer during their lifetime.

What’s new

A new guide seeks to support men who wish to continue working after a cancer diagnosis. The publication Working with Cancer, set out in the format of a Haynes workshop manual –

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