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handbook cancer at work
23/11/2020

New handbook on how to manage cancer at work by the European Cancer Leagues

Around 1.6 million people of working age are diagnosed with cancer in Europe every year. As many European workers and employers are likely to face this situation, effective strategies and action protocols to help managing cancer at work are increasingly necessary.

In this context, the European Cancer Leagues - Patient Support Working Group is launching a handbook on managing cancer at work targeted to employers, managers, HR professionals, public bodies, and civil society organisations.

The handbook explains why employers must adopt a comprehensive policy and set of procedures to effectively manage cancer in the workplace, providing useful tips to support those affected by this disease.

The publication is aimed at all types of employers across Europe - from big corporations to SMEs and NGOs to public administration - and spotlights key issues like employees returning to work after a cancer treatment.

EU-OSHA is happy to have had the opportunity to review and support this publication. 

Read the "How to manage cancer at work" handbook (In English)

Advice for employers on return to work for workers with cancer (leaflet available in 25 languages)

Executive summary: Rehabilitation and return to work after cancer — instruments and practices (available in 15 languages)

Rehabilitation and return to work after cancer — instruments and practices (report in English)