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Key questions about cancer and work
The way that cancer and its treatment will affect your ability to work will depend on your individual circumstances. Our answers to common questions may give you a clearer picture of how to manage your working life after a cancer diagnosis.
Learn the answers to these questions:
- Will I be able to work?
- Do I have to tell my employer?
- What are my rights to privacy?
- What details should I tell my employer?
- Can my employer dismiss me because I have cancer?
- How can my employer support me?
- Should I tell my co-workers?
Podcast: Coping with a cancer diagnosis
Brooke Russell, Principal Occupational Therapist, WA Cancer Occupational Therapy, WA; Bianca Alessi, 13 11 20 Consultant, Cancer Council SA; Dr Prunella Blinman, Medical Oncologist, Concord Cancer Centre, Concord Repatriation General Hospital, NSW; James Chirgwin, Physiotherapist, The Wesley Hospital, QLD; Danielle Curnoe, Consumer; Simon Gates, Barrister, Tasmanian Bar, TAS; Justin Hargreaves, Medical Oncology Nurse Practitioner, Bendigo Health Cancer Centre, VIC; Kaylene Jacques, Director, People and Communications, Cancer Council NSW; Alex Kelly, Senior People Attraction Advisor, Human Resources, Allianz Australia Insurance, NSW; Legal reviewer; Georgina Lohse, Social Worker, GV Health, VIC; Lesley McQuire, Consumer, Cancer Voices NSW.
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