ARE you a cancer patient yourself, or perhaps you have a relative who is recovering from or currently being treated for cancer? Have you found it a struggle to return to work or had to give up your job completely as a result of having cancer?
Research by Macmillan Cancer Support has found that almost 60 per cent of people with cancer have had to reduce their hours, make changes to their work or give it up entirely. Out of these people, four in five were not warned about the impact cancer would have on their career.
Macmillan wants cancer to be a top priority for the coming election
and we believe one of the main concerns for the political parties should be providing more support to help cancer survivors return to work.
Every year more than 106,000 people of working age in the UK are diagnosed with cancer.
Help us paint a picture of the types of problems that prevent these people returning to work, so political parties take notice and look to make changes for the future.
If you would like to share your story please contact us on 020 8222 9028 or email us your story, with a daytime telephone contact number, to firstname.lastname@example.org
communications officer Macmillan Cancer Support.