Factors that affect the ability to work in people with metastatic cancer
Full article: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/cncr.29656/abstract
Some patients who live with metastatic cancer either want or need to continue working while coping with symptoms of their disease and treatment. A recent study that looked at over 600 people with metastatic breast, prostate, colon, or lung cancer found that about one-third of them continue working full or part time. People most likely to continue working were those undergoing hormonal treatment and those with less severe symptoms or side effects from treatment. (4/12/16)
Questions To Ask Your Health Care Provider
- I want to go back to work but I have symptoms from my treatment or my cancer. What options/treatments can improve my symptoms?
- What can I do to improve my symptoms enough so that I’m able to work more comfortably?
- I do not want to go back to work, but feel like I need to. How should I handle this?
- Do I qualify for disability benefits? Are there people who can help me apply?
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