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2. Understand your challenges

Step 2 of 9 in getting ready to return to work:

Understand your challenges

After you have assessed your work abilities and asked other people to do so, think about what challenges the difference in your abilities may pose in your workplace. Anticipating specific challenges puts you in a better position to determine with your healthcare team whether you are ready to return to work and meet the demands of your job.

One way to figure out your challenges is to review the demands of your job and compare these to your current abilities. To help you do this, consider completing a Cancer and Work Job Analysis Tool. If you find this comparison hard to make, a professional workplace assessment may help you identify potential challenges and recommend ways to help you return to work.

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Step 3: Communicate with your healthcare team

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