In the UK we define a disabled person as ‘someone who has a physical or mental impairment that has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on their ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities’.
People with a cancer diagnosis are covered under this part of the Equality Act.
Further reading and information
NHS England Working with disabled people
UK Government Advice: Definition of disability under the Equality Act 2010
Focus on Disability: Disability Information, Guides and Products - Focus on Disability
Macmillan Cancer Support: Disability and cancer information - Macmillan's cancer information - Blogs
Macmillan Cancer Support: Welfare Rights Advice: