- Why should employers be concerned about cancer in their workforce?
- During their lifetimes, half of men and a third of women will be diagnosed with cancer, but virtually everyone will be touched by cancer in some way.
- Because of advances that have been made in diagnosis and treatment, cancer is increasingly becoming a chronic illness, with longer term effects on employees and on the workplace.
- The cost of cancer treatment is typically among the top three most costly conditions representing, on average, 12% of total medical expenses. What's more, the cost of treatment is rising faster than general medical costs.
- Cancer is one of the leading causes of both short- and long-term disability.
- Over 25% of employees are acting as caregivers to family members who are experiencing an illness, including cancer.
- Managing Cancer at the Workplace
This guide provides employers with practical ways to support employees who have cancer, as well as those who are taking care of the family member with the disease. The guide is divided into three parts: The Business Case; Four Major Types of Cancer; and Strategies for Managing Cancer in the Workplace.
Copies of this guide are available at the National Business Group on Health or by contacting them at email@example.com for more information.
- An Employer’s Guide to Cancer Treatment and Prevention
A new guide from the National Business Group on Health providing details and recommendations on what should be included in a comprehensive benefit plan; what your EAP should be providing; the health promotion and preventive services to be offered; and other areas to address cancer in the workforce.
- An Employer’s Guide to Preventive Services – Breast Cancer
- Questions About Cancer in the Workplace and the American Disabilities Act
- Information for Employers on Cancer
- Cancer Survivors at Work