Critical Illness Cover Cancer Pathway

Supporting your business and employees through cancer

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Cancer patient

As the number of people living with cancer increases*, so does the need for support for those impacted.

Cancer is incredibly difficult for the person going through it and for family and friends. It can also be tough for employers to know how to deal with the situation.

The Cancer Pathway provides quick and easy access to support at diagnosis, through treatment, after treatment and end of life – whenever it is needed.

* Macmillan Cancer Support: Statistics fact sheet (2017)

Access to pathway
How do I access the pathway?

  • 1

    Step 1

    Email or get in touch with your existing Unum claims / Rehab contact.

  • 2

    Step 2

    One of our trained health professionals will contact you within 48 hours to assess your needs.

  • 3

    Step 3

    We’ll use the services within this section to create a ‘pathway’ that’s appropriate for you.

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Employer support

Employee support

Key statistics


In 2015, there were an estimated 890,000 people of working age living with cancer in the UK and this is set to increase to over 1 million by 2030.1


An average of 339 working age people were diagnosed with cancer in the UK every day in 2015.2


85% of people who were employed when they were diagnosed with cancer say it’s important for them to continue working after their diagnosis.3


87% of line managers said they have not been given any training on how to support people with long term conditions including cancer.3

1 Macmillan, The Rich Picture: People of Working Age with Cancer (2017), p.11
Macmillan, The Rich Picture: People of Working Age with Cancer (2017), p.10
Macmillan Cancer Support and YouGov, Work and Cancer Survey (2016)

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