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CancerToday explores the work-cancer balance, talking to survivors about their experiences and our Chief Mission Officer, Rebecca Nellis, about the best strategies to navigate work after a cancer diagnosis.
1.66 million new cancer cases are diagnosed each year in the United States. As of 2014, there are more than 14.5 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.
In the spring of 2015, Cancer and Careers and Harris Interactive collaborated to design and field a survey to better understand the attitudes and behaviors of U.S. cancer survivors who worked during treatment, as well as unemployed cancer survivors and patients currently looking for work. The key findings and press release are available here.
Melanie Young, a blogger for The Huffington Post, wrote about the impact of breast cancer and finances, including some measures to take to manage the high costs of the illness. According to a University of Michigan study, 25 percent of breast cancer survivors reported financial decline during treatment.