Employment & Cancer

In the rush of emotions following a cancer diagnosis, a nagging worry may surface: How will I manage to do my job - keep my job - while in treatment?

It's only natural. You're overwhelmed with choices and decisions, and fulfilling your job responsibilities during this time may seem too much to handle.

But the decisions you make in the first days and weeks after diagnosis are important, so consider your options.

What are the first steps for those who must work during treatment? Depending on how long it takes to get a treatment plan in place, you have a bit of time to decide what and how much to tell your employer about your health.

Below are links to articles that address employment issues that arise after a cancer diagnosis and what you can do to protect yourself and your career.

Working and Parenting Through Chemo and Radiation

Understanding Your Rights: Legal and Insurance Aspects of Working Through Cancer

Working During Cancer





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