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
- 10 People on Early Retirement After a Breast Cancer Diagnosis
Can we help guide you?
Create a profile for better recommendations
Breast self-exam, or regularly examining your breasts on your own, can be an important way to...
What Is Breast Implant Illness?
Breast implant illness (BII) is a term that some women and doctors use to refer to a wide range...
Tamoxifen (Brand Names: Nolvadex, Soltamox)
Tamoxifen is the oldest and most-prescribed selective estrogen receptor modulator (SERM)....