Work is an important part of many people’s lives and most employed people diagnosed with cancer wonder how it will affect their ability to work. This information may help you find a working arrangement that suits your own unique situation.
Find information about whether you will be able to keep working after a cancer diagnosis, if you need to tell anyone at work, and your right to privacy.
Find out about the various options available to you and what to consider before making a decision about your working life.
If you want to work during treatment or return to work after treatment, you may consider flexible ways of working or using leave entitlements.
Helpful ways to manage some common side effects - such as fatigue, nausea or changes in your appearance - while you continue to work.
It’s natural to feel nervous if you’re returning to work after a cancer diagnosis, when treatment ends , or when you can manage work and ongoing treatment.
If you own your own company or work as a freelancer, contractor, farmer or entrepreneur, you may be concerned about how you can keep your business running after a cancer diagnosis.
Your caring duties and job may be essential parts of your life. But balancing the demands of caring, family, and work may be challenging. Find out what support is available, your leave options and strategies that may help you cope.
Many people worry they will face discrimination if they tell their employer they have cancer. Others fear being dismissed for needing time off work or to care for a family member with cancer. There are laws that help to protect you.