Working During Treatment

Whether you're planning to continue to work during cancer treatment or return to work once treatment is completed, you may find that it either helps you maintain your identity, boosts your self-esteem or you may find it too difficult. Everyone is different, so make sure you make the right decision for yourself.

Various factors play a role in determining if working is right for you, including:

  • Your type of cancer treatment
  • The stage of your cancer
  • Your overall health
  • Fatigue and side effects
  • The kind of work you do

Discuss your thoughts and options with family as well as with your physician. Everyone’s situation is different.

Read more about working during and after cancer treatment.