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Cancer costs UK businesses £1.6bn in absences


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The research, that spoke to 500 UK employees with cancer, uncovered that the average employee will be absent from work for 15 weeks. This time off includes:
Pre-diagnosis worries and symptoms: 12 days
Diagnosis and testing: 16 days
Treatment: 24 days
Recovery: 23 days
The research also showed the point at which employees told their employer, 55% told their employer after their cancer diagnosis was been confirmed; 18% disclose when undergoing tests; and 11% wait until they are undergoing treatment or when treatment has finished.
Mark Stephenson, CEO, Reframe Cancer, said: “…

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