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Given that nearly half of the cancer survivors in the U.S. are of working age, an obvious concern for many of them is: How will it affect my career? Everyday Health interviews two survivors confronted with this question, as well as experts on the topic. The result? A first-hand perspective and a wealth of helpful information
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.
A recent report from the Canadian federal agency Statistics Canada examined cancer survivors' job prospects and earnings, reports CBC News. According to the report, on average, survivors in Canada earn $5,079 (12.1%) less than counterparts who were never diagnosed with the disease.
The Cancer Support Community's radio show, "Frankly Speaking About Cancer," recently did a piece on balancing work and cancer, featuring Rebecca Nellis, VP of Programs & Strategy at Cancer and Careers, and Monica Bryant, Esq., Cancer Rights Attorney and COO of Triage Cancer.