Cancer Illuminated: Transforming Communication in the Workplace

Cancer Illuminated

Transforming Communication in the Workplace



Enhancing Workplace Communication & Culture

We understand that the topic of cancer in the workplace is complex. Communication can be complicated and difficult, but crucial to the health of businesses and people. Managers and colleagues report feeling unequipped to best support cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers in the workplace setting. Likewise, those impacted by cancer often feel isolated and unclear as to what resources in the workplace are available. Cancer Illuminated services and offerings help to equip professionals to communicate and navigate the workplace for those impacted by cancer.

What We Do 

  • Workplace Navigation

  • Communication Transformation

  • Manager Communication Training 

  • Support Groups 

  • One-on-One Counseling

We help all employees impacted by cancer: Survivors, Caregivers, Colleagues, Management, and HR. 

Workplace Numbers


Cancer Illuminated beneficiaries on the information and tools gained:

    • "As a manager, [Cancer Illuminated] helped me better understand how to operate and communicate through serious illness."
    • “As a cancer survivor, I’m very thankful you explained those ‘not-visible’ signs of cancer, even after treatment. My colleagues try to be supportive but haven’t really understood.”
    • “I was just diagnosed with stage four and haven’t told anyone at work, but now thanks to your overview I think I know how to approach my boss and colleagues about my cancer without the fear of losing my job.”
    • “The irony of working in healthcare and not knowing how to talk to colleagues affected by cancer is something we face everyday on our team. With your communication training, it allows us to be more effective.” 
    • “As a relatively young woman with breast cancer on an all-male team, your training helped us all better understand how to operate and communicate through awkward times since cancer isn’t going away anytime soon.”
    • “Your presentation and support has significantly improved morale on our team and as a whole company.”

In the News

 Listen to Cancer Illuminated's interview with Warm 106.9's Kate Daniels

Read the report from the Cancer Illuminated Roundtable


Learn how to enhance cancer communication & navigation in your workplace