McGill
You are here:   Cancer and Work Survivors

Survivors

Are you thinking about staying at work or going back to work after being diagnosed with or treated for cancer?

Returning to work following cancer is a very important decision. With proper planning, you may avoid some challenges.

This website, funded by the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer and partnered with de Souza Institute, is designed to help you with the process of returning or staying at work. The Cancer and Work website is collaboratively built using the knowledge from cancer survivors, healthcare providers, vocational rehabilitation specialists, human resources professionals, and other experts.

While the focus of the website is on returning to work after treatment and recovery, many of the ideas can also help cancer patients who want to stay at work during this period. This website also includes ideas for cancer survivors who may not be working when they are diagnosed, or who may want or need to change jobs.

Where would you like to begin?

Assessment of your work abilities
Before you decide if you are ready to return to your job or what accommodations you need to stay working, it helps to have a good understanding of your abilities.

Return to work steps
There are distinct steps to planning to return to work. This section helps guide you through the process.

Cancer’s impact: Symptoms and strategies
Cancer and its treatment affect everyone differently. This section presents some of the main symptoms that can be caused by your cancer and cancer treatments organized by types of symptoms.

Explore the side menu for many more informative articles.