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Leigh Labrie - October 2015
CancerToday recently published a article exploring 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.
The article illuminates the reasons why many patients and survivors want to keep working:
"Going to work can help survivors maintain a sense of purpose, in addition to offering a support network and a welcome distraction from their serious illness. 'It can be a way to stay connected to who you are as a human in terms of what you contribute to the world,' says Rebecca V. Nellis, chief mission officer of Cancer and Careers, a nonprofit organization in New York City that helps people with cancer succeed at work."
They also describe the many factors that come into play when work and cancer intersect, such as knowing your legal rights in the workplace, reasonable accommodations, and how to talk to your employer about these things.
For the full article, click here.
Original source: www.cancertodaymag.org