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Research short: Cancer and work

Dr Mary Wyatt

Who is more pessimistic about the impact of cancer on working life: cancer survivors or employers? How does this affect return to work prospects?

Getting back to work after a cancer diagnosis and cancer treatment can be difficult. The afflicted person may have been out of the workplace for a long period of time. They may have ongoing fatigue, and may be worried about how they will cope. Sometimes there’s not a lot that the workplace can do to influence these factors, but do other factors, such as employer attitudes, also bear on the situation? In a study of people’s ...

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