Living with cancer

Money, work and travel and practical matters

Whilst it might not be the first thing you think of when you or someone close to you is diagnosed, cancer and its treatment may affect your ability to work normally.

You may, therefore, have increased costs at a time when you are earning less. You may also be worrying about how other members of your family will manage financially, or be concerned about holiday plans and the need for special arrangements to allow you and your family to go on holiday.

This section provides advice about finances, insurance, employment and travel arrangements, driving, advice on getting things in order, and other practical matters eg arranging childcare and care for pets.

There is additional information about employment rights, support and financial help for carers, including young carers in our Supporting someone section.

You may  also find the section on wills and digital legacies useful

If you have been affected by cancer in some way and would like to talk to someone about what you have read or need help finding information - you are welcome to drop into any Maggie’s Centre or to visit Maggie’s Online Centre and talk with a cancer support specialist.