When we launched Cancer and Careers, it was a program for working women with cancer. As we grew, we realized that most of the challenges of combining work and treatment are universal. And we changed our mission to serve ALL people with cancer. But some of those so-called universal things affect men and women differently.
Take hair loss, what are the options for men who don’t want to wear a wig to work? Find out here: http://www.cancerandcareers.org/en/at-work/Managing-Treatment-Side-Effects/men-cancer-treatment-hair-loss.
And how do men whose identity is deeply attached to their work—whether as providers, protectors or career builders—deal with a cancer diagnosis? Check out these three case studies of men in different circumstances coping with cancer, the issues they faced on the job, and how they coped here: http://www.cancerandcareers.org/en/at-work/men-cancer-work-new-normal.
What universal cancer/work issues have you found are not so universal?