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Sarah Trotto - February 2016
According to the American Cancer Society, people diagnosed with cancer from 2004 to 2010 had a five-year relative survival rate of 68%, an increase from 49% in 1975 to 1977. With approximately 14 million Americans with a history of cancer living today, employers need to realize the changes associated with survival.
Safety and Health Magazine provides employers with six ways they can help employees get back on the job, some of which include: familiarizing themselves with the law, understanding challenges specific to diagnoses and treatments, and recognizing many employees with cancer want to continue working (a finding from the Cancer and Careers poll of approximately 1,000 patients and survivors).
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Original source: www.safetyandhealthmagazine.com