More than a third of employees (36%) believe they would get no form of support from their employer if they were diagnosed with cancer.
The research shows this figure rises to 45% of employees who have or have had cancer before.
Cancer now affects one in two people during their lifetime and incidence rates among those aged 25-49 have risen by 20% in the past 20 years.
Despite this, one in five (21%) employees said they have no idea if their employer offers any support to people diagnosed with the condition.
Less than a third (31%) think they would be granted flexible working and time off, falling to 27% among those who have experienced cancer before.
Excerpt from Health Insurance Daily, read the full article here