Tag Archives: cancer

Cancer and discrimination at work

A survey carried out by Macmillan Cancer Support/YouGov of 2,142 adults living with cancer has concluded that more people living with cancer are experiencing discrimination at work now than in previous years, despite the introduction of the Equality Act in … Continue reading

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Preventing cancer caused by work environments

The European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) has published a new guide on preventing work cancers, a topic that the ETUI feels has not received sufficient attention from EU policies over the past decade. The guide, Preventing work cancers – a … Continue reading

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Occupational cancer – minimising the risks

4 February 2004 was World Cancer Day, which forms part of the wider campaign to significantly reduce premature deaths from cancer and improve the quality of life for cancer sufferers and cancer survival rates. According to Health and Safety Executive … Continue reading

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Dry January – going alcohol-free to improve health

Many people across the UK waved goodbye to alcohol at the end of 2013 and embarked on ‘dry January’ – 31 booze-free days. In fact, currently over 17,000 people have signed up to the Dry January challenge, and many more … Continue reading

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Help for employers dealing with cancer at work

There are 700,000 people of working age living with cancer in the UK and half a million carers juggling a job with looking after someone with cancer. This means that even the smallest business is likely to be affected by … Continue reading

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Early detection is an important factor in the effective treatment of cancer

A survey of 2,000 people conducted for Cancer Research UK has produced some worrying results. It appears that many people (around 40% of people according to the research) delay going to see their doctor about health symptoms that are troubling … Continue reading

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Cancer and work

This week (23-29 January 2012) is Cancer Talk Week, which aims to help raise awareness of cancer and encourage people to talk openly about it. Receiving a cancer diagnosis is a life-changing event. In addition to dealing with the diagnosis, … Continue reading

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