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Colleen Moretti - January 2022
Every year, Cancer and Careers conducts a research survey to better understand the needs of the cancer community. In our 2021 survey, we learned once again that a majority of cancer patients and survivors have found work helpful in their recovery. This year’s survey was the first time we have had a chance to collect data on the experiences of the cancer community during the pandemic.
In a recent interview with Cure Magazine, CAC’s Executive Director Rebecca V. Nellis said, “The pandemic and its safety challenges have hit (the cancer) community especially hard. The new work-world hasn’t crystallized yet. Back-to-office keeps getting pushed back. Those who are already back in person, or those without remote options who never stopped going onsite for their job, have to face constantly changing protocols. There is just so much uncertainty.”
Our 2021 survey was also the first time we have collected data directly addressing the experiences of Black and Hispanic cancer patients and survivors, who expressed concerns around discrimination on top of COVID-related setbacks.
To learn more about the results of our survey and cancer patients’ experience with work during COVID-19, visit Cure Magazine.
Original source: www.curetoday.com