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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 article in the New York Times discussed the findings of a study by the NIH and CDC on how more flexibility in the workplace impacts the stress of work-life balance. Flexibility at work is an important topic for many cancer patients and survivors who need more flexible work options during treatment or after to manage ongoing side effects.
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.