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For Everyone Touched By Cancer

Trying to Find Work With A Cancer Diagnosis? Astriid Can Help.

Written by Kanthi Nimmagadda on 
24th August, 2020
Updated: 27th June, 2022
Estimated Reading Time: 3 minutes

It was at a Macmillan event where I met a young woman, a millennial, who had little choice but to discontinue her job as an air hostess following her diagnosis with cancer. Her experience as customer service exec over years from a young age meant a life packed with exciting opportunities.

.... little did I know that not only cancer would rob me off my health but also my self-confidence!

The disappointment ensuing a shortened career is equally distressing if not more, than the struggle with cancer.

As per the survey conducted by Macmillan in 2015 revealed - every year 100,000 working people are diagnosed with cancer. The trauma of coping with cancer while living with the uncertainty of life after treatment is worrying for most patients. It is important to know that return-to-work accelerates recovery!

As NHS is ever increasingly burdened with costs and is understaffed, and few businesses have a recruitment strategy in place for people who are on a treatment plan and in-between treatments. This puts significant onus on technology and society to find a solution to manage this situation more pragmatically.

Work Can Be A Positive Distraction When You Have Cancer

With technology companies like Google, Apple and Amazon trying to explore opportunities into the healthcare landscape