The impact of a breast cancer diagnosis on work life can vary from person to person. For some people, the effect is minimal. You may have an understanding supervisor, a flexible schedule, and an encouraging team to support you through treatment. For others, there might be some questions about how to manage work and treatment: What do I tell my boss? Should I take time off from work for treatment? How will I pay the bills?
This section offers ways to manage the emotional, physical, and legal aspects of balancing your job and your treatment:
- Telling Your Boss and Co-Workers About Your Breast Cancer Diagnosis
- Working During Treatment
- Taking Time Off Work for Treatment
- Self-Employed and In Treatment
- Looking for a New Job
- Recognizing and Responding to Discrimination at Work
See our September 2007 Ask-the-Expert Online Conference on Working During Treatment for more information on balancing your job and treatment.
To talk with others about issues concerning breast cancer and your job, visit the Breastcancer.org Discussion Board Employment, Insurance, and Other Financial Issues forum.