202,400 Canadians will be diagnosed with cancer this year

The Canadian Cancer Society has released a report stating that an estimated 202,400 new cases of cancer will occur in Canada in 2016. More than half of all new cases will be prostate, breast, lung and colorectal cancers, and an estimated 2 in 5 Canadians are expected to be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetimes.
Employers may need to consider the cancer medications available to employees currently in their plans to determine if new medications should be offered. Additional support such as counselling should also be considered. The Canadian Cancer Society points out that “the Cancer experience presents many physical, emotional and spiritual challenges that can persist long after the disease is treated.”
Another consideration is employees who need to take time off to care for a loved one with Cancer.