Understanding successful return to work for cancer survivors

Anna Kelsey-Sugg

It's more important than ever to understand the factors that help and hinder cancer patients return to work.

As technology improves so too do the health outcomes for cancer patients. This is reflected in the fact that more and more cancer patients are returning to work. These are some statistics taken from a recent study on work outcomes in cancer survivors: 72% of women with breast cancer returned to work 3 months after diagnosis, 64% of individuals with a variety of cancers had returned by 18 months, and 67% of those surviving breast, lung, pr...

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Published 13 November, 2008 | Updated 17 November, 2015