Cancer is now recognised as a disability under the DDA.

The Cancerbackup, CIPD and Working with Cancer group have joined forces and produced very helpful guidance entitled ‘Cancer and Working: Guidelines for Employers, HR and Line Managers’ on how to deal with cancer related issues in the workplace.

This is a very useful document for employers.

http://www.cipd.co.uk/subjects/health/ general/_cncrwrkg.htm?IsSrchRes=1