Cancer, work and you
Cancer and its treatment can affect many aspects of a person’s life, including work. This section provides information for workers and employers about managing work after a cancer diagnosis.
How cancer affects your work and finances will depend on your situation. You may work on a casual, part-time or full-time basis, be self-employed, be looking for a job, or work from home. This information helps you better understand how to find a working arrangement that suits your situation.
Over 40% of new cancer cases in Australia occur in people of working age, so it is not unusual for a manager to provide support to an employee affected by cancer. Workplaces are also an important source of support for many people with cancer. This information helps managers and human resource professionals create supportive working environments for employees with cancer or caring responsibilities.