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Six personal cancer stories inspiring employers to take action

Over a third of the people living with cancer in the UK are of working age. And an additional 100,000 people of working age are diagnosed with the disease each year. 50,000 employees in the UK have a second full time ‘job’ caring for a loved one with cancer. And one in two of us…

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Adele’s story: Scheme brings hope to employee’s pregnant daughter

Adele’s personal story Employer’s scheme brings hope and comfort to pregnant daughter with bowel cancer. Diagnosed with an aggressive form of bowel cancer when she was 32 weeks pregnant, 34-year-old Adele was reluctant to pursue an Expert Second Opinion. She didn’t want to 
hear for a second time that there was very little that could…

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The 4 ways cancer support complements private medical insurance

For employers: The 4 ways cancer support complements PMI Quicker diagnoses and staff engagement Private Medical Insurance (PMI) gives employees benefits including reduced waiting times and quicker diagnoses. And treatment funded outside the NHS. For employers, offering PMI drives staff engagement and boosts productivity. It can help an organisation to cultivate a culture of wellbeing. And to…

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How do I choose the right cancer specialist for me?

How to choose the right cancer specialist One of the advantages of going privately is that you can choose which consultants you see. The private health sector in the UK is world-renowned. But it’s also fragmented. And finding the best and most appropriate doctors and surgeons for your specific type of cancer can be challenging,…

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Sarah’s story: Upset about potential hair loss before her wedding

Sarah’s personal story Upset about potential hair loss before her wedding. When she was diagnosed with breast cancer at 37, Sarah was just months away from getting married. She contacted Harley Street Concierge for a second opinion and it became clear to her Case Manager that she was particularly anxious about the potential side effects…

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Claire’s story: Emotional support given the same weight as clinical needs

Claire’s personal story Emotional support given the same weight as clinical needs. Claire was diagnosed with grade 2 invasive breast cancer in April 2017. A mastectomy and reconstruction was recommended. And this was to be followed by chemotherapy. Claire had access to Harley Street Concierge through her employer. Multiple questions relating to her diagnosis, treatment…

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When you’re managing someone with cancer

Over a third of the people living with cancer are of working age One in two of us born after 1960 will be diagnosed with the disease during our lifetime. And according to recent research, many people are juggling employment with a second full time ’job’ caring for a loved one with cancer. Supporting employees…

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When they’re returning to work after cancer

How to have a conversation with someone returning to work after cancer  This is the second Cancer in the Workplace blog series. And we’ve invited Barbara Babcock to lift the lid on her hints and tips for line managers. Read on to discover how to have a meaningful conversation with someone returning to work after cancer.…

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