What not to say to an employee who’s had cancer

What not to say to an employee who’s had cancer  This is the fourth article in a series of Cancer in the Workplace blog posts. And we’ve invited Barbara Babcock back to share more of her hints and tips for line managers. Read on to discover the words and phrases that are best left unsaid. And learn how…

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When they’re returning to work after cancer

How to have a conversation with someone returning to work after cancer  This is the second Cancer in the Workplace blog series. And we’ve invited Barbara Babcock to lift the lid on her hints and tips for line managers. Read on to discover how to have a meaningful conversation with someone returning to work after cancer.…

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How cancer treatment affects the skin (& tips to reduce discomfort)

How cancer treatment affects the skin (& tips to reduce discomfort) Changes to skin during cancer treatment There are many different drugs for treating cancer. And everyone reacts to them in different ways. Whether someone experiences changes to their skin will depend on the combination of drugs they’re having. As well as the dosage they’re taking. Skin problems during cancer treatment…

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How do I choose the right cancer specialist for me?

How to choose the right cancer specialist One of the advantages of going privately is that you can choose which consultants you see. The private health sector in the UK is world-renowned. But it’s also fragmented. And finding the best and most appropriate doctors and surgeons for your specific type of cancer can be challenging,…

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Sarah’s story: Upset about potential hair loss before her wedding

Sarah’s personal story Upset about potential hair loss before her wedding. When she was diagnosed with breast cancer at 37, Sarah was just months away from getting married. She contacted HSC for a second opinion and it became clear to her Case Manager that she was particularly anxious about the potential side effects of cancer…

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36% expect no cancer support from employer

36% of employees expect no cancer support from employer Over 700,000 people of working age affected Cancer affects one in three people during their lifetime. And according to cancer charity Macmillan, that figure will likely rise to one in two by 2020. 34% of the new UK cancer cases each year are of working age. And…

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Claire’s story: Emotional support given the same weight as clinical needs

Claire’s personal story Emotional support given the same weight as clinical needs. Claire was diagnosed with grade 2 invasive breast cancer in April 2017. A mastectomy and reconstruction was recommended. And this was to be followed by chemotherapy. Claire had access to HSC through her employer. Multiple questions relating to her diagnosis, treatment and side…

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