At some point in their life, many people will have to deal with cancer. Either they’re diagnosed with it themselves, or a friend, family member or colleague will suffer from this devastating disease.
Cancer can take over your life. It can dominate your thoughts, your decisions and your plans for the future. Living with cancer can also be tough on finances. You might not be able to earn in the same way. You’ll probably spend more on everyday costs like heating and getting around. Trying to deal with debt while also facing something like cancer can quickly become overwhelming.
We know from talking to clients that cancer doesn't just affect those who are diagnosed. Many people reduce work hours or leave employment entirely to support a loved one through treatment.