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How employers can help cancer survivors return to work – based on my own experience

Stephen Bevan, Lancaster University

A cancer survivor who works for a research institute in employment studies shares the ins and outs of returning to work after recovering from the big C.

When I lost a relative to cancer in the late 1970s, people usually viewed a cancer diagnosis with horror. At the time, many treatments were both brutal and unsuccessful. Only 24% of patients survived ten years after treatment. But when I received my own cancer diagnosis over 40 years later, it felt rather different. Now, with screenings, early diagnosis, and better surgery techniques, survival rates have improved significantly. Yet one aspect of...

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