ABC in 2004.
“Being back to work makes life more fulfilling and meaningful, and, most importantly, I gradually forget the pain and discomfort while busy.”
“The poor don’t really have a chance.”
Diagnosed with ABC at 32 years old.
“I can no longer get a job in my field, I don’t have the physical or mental capacity.”
Diagnosed with ABC June 2018 at age of 60.
“Continuing to work has been a blessing to me, it gives me something else to focus on, and helps me to maintain a sense of normality and improve my mental health.”
“I wish I could work... Living life to the fullest is difficult when your finances are limited.”
Diagnosed with ABC in 2015.
“I felt out of control when I had to leave work.”
Diagnosed with ABC in 2017.
“I am not sure how my work would treat me if I couldn’t work for long periods or had to have IV chemo.”
Diagnosed with ABC in 2018.
“Moral support is sometimes even more important than the financial support.”
“Over qualified for my role but didn’t want deadlines associated with working at my capability.”
“I had to fight to stay in work.”
“The financial stress brought on by cancer is like having a second illness.”
Diagnosed with ABC in June 2021.
“My employer was very understanding and I am working as I was before - and feel well supported.”
“Work... gives us strength and dignity.”
“More needs to be done from a legislation perspective to protect an individual who still wants to work and retain normality.”
“With thehelp of my colleagues, I was set up to work remotely . . . That gave me a senseof normality which I so desperately needed.”