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The OT perspective on RTW and cancer

RTWMatters team

Occupational Therapists (OTs) say people returning to work after cancer are likely to face physical, emotional and cognitive challenges. Optimism, combined with a realistic view of the probable difficulties and employer support, helps ease the RTW process

In 2020, 145,000 Australians were expected to be diagnosed with cancer, according to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. As the incidence of cancer continues to rise, cancer outcomes continue to improve. This means that more and more Australians face the challenge of returning to work whilst coping with the impact of cancer and its cures – either post-treatment or while treatment is ongoing. Often, cancer survivors will have a ...

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