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Feb 1, 2006

How Breast Cancer Affects Your Job

How Breast Cancer Affects Your Job
Did your employer make reasonable accommodation for your breast cancer, while you were ongoing the treatment? If your answer is yes then you are in the majority. There is now information on this issue thanks to the research efforts of Dr. Reynard R. Bouknight and colleagues from Michigan State University in East Lansing. His study has shown that most women who are diagnosed with breast cancer return to work after completion of treatment of breast cancer. Dr. Bouknight says that it always helps to have an understanding and accommodating employer.

The study has found that 80 percent of women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer return to the same job she was having prior to the diagnosis. This indicates that these women are enjoying excellent health after completion of their treatment.

The study included 416 employed women, who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. These women were interviewed 12 and 18 months after being diagnosed with breast cancer.

Bouknight and colleagues found that Employer workplace accommodation was the most important factor that determined the return of the woman to the same job.

As per the perception of women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer, 87 percent of employers were willing to accommodate their treatment needs. Those women, who thought that their employers were not supportive, were less likely to return to work.

If you are interested in reading the whole study, you can find it the latest issue of the Journal of Clinical Oncology.


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Breast cancer
Every year, more than 200,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer in the United States. Breast cancer ranks second as the leading cause of cancer deaths in American women. Until recently breast cancer topped the list of leading causes of cancer deaths in women, but lately lung cancer has claimed the top position. If skin cancer is excluded, breast cancer is the commonest cancer among American women.

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