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CBC News - September 2014
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.
“ ‘We found that these negative effects on employment and annual earnings are larger and longer lasting for individuals diagnosed with cancer with lower survival rates,’ said Sung-Hee Jeon, of the agency’s social analysis and modelling division in Ottawa.” The study also reveals that the average survivor is 3% less likely to be working one year post-diagnosis.
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