Most employees with cancer worry about losing income

300 surveyed

Adam Saville
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Most employees with cancer worry about losing income

Over half feel they could have returned to work sooner with better support from employer, Unum finds

Three in four workers (74%) with cancer worry about its costs and how their families would cope financially if they had to give up work, research by Unum has revealed. The finding comes after a recent Macmillan report which revealed that 400,000 UK cancer sufferers struggle to pay the bills. Unum's survey of 300 UK employees diagnosed with cancer in the last five years also found that around a third (40%) said they were unfamiliar with the resources their employer provided for cancer sufferers...

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