When a Colleague has Cancer is a Podcast available on WATCH & GO® — Tell me more…
Respecting, trusting, talkingOne in two people will experience cancer at some point in their lives. We may find ourselves working alongside someone who is undergoing cancer treatment, or indeed be facing this ourselves. How do we cope with work during these times? How do we help colleagues when they have cancer? How do we combine cancer treatment with ‘normal’ work?
Summary of learning messages
Take an individual approach
Everyone is different, so be guided by your colleague and how they feel
Avoid bombarding your colleague with questions or messages
It can be exhausting managing lots of enquiries alongside treatment
Offer practical help and maintain a sense of normality
Help your colleague retain as much of a routine as possible.
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