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- Key questions about cancer and work
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?
- Should I tell my employer?
- What are my rights regarding privacy and disclosure?
- What should I tell my employer?
- Should I tell my co-workers?
- Can my employer dismiss me because I have cancer?
- How can my employer support me?
- Am I entitled to compensation if my cancer is work-related?
Kerryann White, Manager, People and Culture, Cancer Council SA; Nicola Martin, Principal, McCabe Curwood, NSW; Jane Auchettl, Coordinator, Education and Training Programs, Cancer Council Victoria; Craig Brewer, Consumer; Alana Cochrane, Human Resources Business Partner, Greater Bank Newcastle, NSW; Shona Gates, Senior Social Worker, North West Cancer Centre, North West Regional Hospital, TAS; Dianne Head, Cancer Nurse Coordinator, Metastatic Breast Cancer, Crown Princess Mary Cancer Centre Westmead, NSW; Alex Kelly, Talent Acquisition Business Partner, Aon, NSW; Prof Bogda Koczwara AM, Senior Staff Specialist, Department of Medical Oncology, Flinders Medical Centre, SA; Sharyn McGowan, Occupational Therapist, Bendigo Health, VIC; Jeanne Potts, 13 11 20 Consultant, Cancer Council Victoria; Michelle Smerdon, Legal and Financial Support Services Manager, Cancer Council NSW. We would also like to than the health professionals, consumers and editorial teams who have worked on previous editions of this title.
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