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Nicole Lyn Pesce - October 2018
Surviving a cancer diagnosis is just the first part of the battle. Many survivors find themselves struggling with their careers after treatment. Paid leave, flexible schedules, and extra breaks are just a few of the ways employers can support their employees going through cancer.
Shannen Doherty returned to work nearly two years following her treatment and though she'd doubted she would ever return, she recognizes her comeback was due to a strong passion for her work and hard work to get back. Erika of L.A. has been battling cancer and receiving treatment for nearly 10 years. While some companies have been supportive, many have not, and it has taken it's toll. "Having cancer is enough to make someone feel like an outsider and a burden to others - but add the stress of feeling like you're fighting your employer on top? I decided to move on" she says.
For more on how survivors have handled the work aspect of their lives during, and after, treatment, click here.
Original source: moneyish.com