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Sheryl M. Ness, R.N., wrote a great piece for Imperial Valley News on navigating work and cancer treatment. She provides helpful tips and examples and lists Cancer and Careers as a resource for information to help patients figure out a plan for working through treatment.
1.66 million new cancer cases are diagnosed each year in the United States. As of January 2012, there are more than 13.7 million cancer survivors in the US. With the number of survivors continuously growing, there is an increasing need for resources and support to help them get back to everyday life and work after diagnosis and treatment.
"More than one-quarter of cancer survivors faced at least one financial difficulty, and more than one-third of survivors who worked had to modify their work plans due to their cancer," reports Healio, covering the survey results of a recent study presented at the Palliative Care in Oncology Symposium.
Cancer and Careers released an infographic visualizing the findings from last year's survey with Harris Interactive to better understand the attitudes and behaviors of unemployed people with cancer. Finance is a driving factor for most survivors returning to work, but many also want to maintain a sense of normalcy or feel productive.