The impact of cancer on a person's daily life is immediate and striking.
The diagnosis usually results in long periods of sickness absence because of
medical treatments and functional restrictions. Although, in general, cancer
management has improved over the past three decades and the overall number of
people who survive cancer is increasing, many cancer survivors still face
long-term symptoms and impairments after their treatment ends, such as fatigue.
These symptoms and impairments can affect the work ability of cancer survivors,
making it more difficult to remain in or re-enter the job market. However,
research shows that most cancer survivors are able to remain in or return to
A recent European Agency for Safety and Health at Work's publication
Rehabilitation and return to work after cancer - instruments and practices'
provides an insight into the issues surrounding rehabilitation and return to
work (RTW) after a cancer diagnosis and the problems encountered by workers
affected by cancer and their employers. Furthermore, the report presents
recommendations for instruments, practices, policies and interventions to
successfully support the RTW of workers affected by cancer.
AplusA-online.de - Source: European Agency for Safety and Health at Work