Successful Return to Work for Cancer Survivors – What is the Research Telling Us to Do?
Thursday, January 23, 2020 at 11:00 AM PT, 2:00 PM ET
With advances in diagnosis and treatment of cancer, the number of cancer survivors able to work is increasing. Currently, about half of cancer survivors are of working age. While 63% cancer are able to return to work in the first year, 26%-53% need stop working or loss their job 6 years post diagnosis. There is a need for all involved in the return to work process (cancer survivors, health care providers, insurance representative and employers) to provide better support. While the research in the area of work cancer is still young, there are insights from the research and practical guidelines that can guide all stakeholders with this process.
You will learn:
- Research-informed tips for cancer survivors, health care providers and employers that can be implemented to foster a successful return to work for cancer survivors
- What cancer and work intervention studies are telling us on how to implement a return to work program
- What standards for practice have been developed to date that can guide a return to work for cancer survivors
- An overview of parts of Cancer and Work website that have been developed based on the research
- Employers can provide support and accommodations that can promote return to work.
- Healthcare providers and insurance providers can play a more active role in supporting return to work.
- Cancer survivors can take steps to address concerns about return to work.