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.