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Nicole Van Hoey, PharmD - June 2016
Though many who take leave from work to get treatment for cancer intend to return to "normal life" following the end of treatment, many come to the realization that their plans may need to change. Side effects can often interfere with one's ability to resume the work they had previously engaged in and survivors need to explore a new different path.
Treatment side effects can include physical disability, extreme fatigue, or put severe limitations on concentration and memory, making work feel nearly impossible. Because of the unfortunate reality of these possibilities, it's important for cancer patients and survivors to be up to date on their knowledge of disability and insurance options. It's also important to consider some of the challenges with not working, both financially and emotionally, and seek out sources of support. Cancer.net provides some suggestions for where to find the support one may need when dealing with the reality of not working following treatment.
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Original source: www.cancer.net