I started a new job about 2 weeks ago ( rn) , and Told them during interview that I had been out of work due to cancer, and all that was asked was if I was cleared to work and that was a yes. So I got the job, and felt good about being honest about my situation without giving too much detail. My problem is that I need a second surgery related to the breast cancer, but can't have it until 6 months from now. When is it appropriate to tell my new employer about this? I will be out of work 1-2 months as long as everything goes as planned. I am a visiting nurse, and only 1 of 3 nurses for this office. I was thinking about waiting to tell them once I had the surgery booked ( which would be about 2-2.5 months in advance). What are your thoughts/expert advice? I am also worried that they won't keep me as an employee. I heard them saying they fired a girl after she was out on workmans comp for 3 months. So that worried me even though it isnt the same situation. Also, if it is a known surgery, do you know if I would qualify for short term disability? Or would it be considered a pre existing condition? Thank you!!!