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Amber Cox - July 2016
According to published study findings in Thyroid, unemployment and decreased income 2 years following a thyroid cancer diagnosis are common in Israel. These findings may indicate a need for programs that facilitate a return to full-time work. According to one of the researchers, "unemployment and decreased ability to work might be associated with medical conditions, but objective medical findings are not the only factors that predict the ability to return to work and earn income among cancer survivors."
Though further research on evaluation of unemployment status before and after the time of diagnosis is needed to asses what types of approaches are necessarily to improve the work capability of thyroid survivors, the authors of the studies indicate that interventions to enhance the return to full-time work and improve the quality of life are required for this population.
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Original source: www.healio.com