One's ability to work following a cancer diagnosis depends on many factors, including, but not limited to, the type of work that the individual does, the stage of the cancer at diagnosis, and the treatment protocol. In many cases, remaining at work during treatment, or returning to work as quickly as possible following a cancer diagnosis, is possible for patients; in other cases, special provisions may be made.
As with family members and friends, communication between a patient and his or her employer is key in assuring that a person with cancer is comfortable and safe at work.
These resources are meant to help people with cancer, their caregivers, and their employers understand the unique needs of people with cancer in the workplace.
For more information about cancer and the workplace, visit Cancerandcareers.org.