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?

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    Step 1

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    Step 2

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

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    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

1 in 3

An estimated 1 in 3 people living with cancer are of working age1


Between 2016 and 2018 there have been 375,400 new cases of cancer in the UK2


70% of employees who’d had a cancer diagnosis said they could have returned to work sooner with more support3


47% of line managers said that they’d had no training on supporting employees with cancer4

1 Macmillan, The Rich Picture - People of Working Age with Cancer (2017)
Cancer Research UK, 2016-2018
3 Census Wide Cancer Survey 2022
4 Unum SME Cancer Survey Report 2022

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