As the number of people living with cancer increases1, 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.
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 20302.
On average, 1,000 cases of cancer were diagnosed everyday3.
A Macmillan survey in 2016 found that 86% of line managers said they have not been given any training on how to support people with long term conditions including cancer4.
1 Macmillan: Statistics fact sheet (2021)
2 Macmillan: The Rich Picture, People of working age with cancer (2017)
3 Cancer Research UK: Cancer incidence for all cancers combined
4 Macmillan Cancer Support and YouGov PLC: Work and Cancer Survey (2018)
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