Working after treatment ends

It’s natural to feel nervous about returning to work after treatment for cancer. Seek advice from your doctor about your readiness to return to work.

If you are returning to an existing job, you may want to return to work part-time or on lighter duties, or you may need some workplace adjustments to help you do your job. A return to work plan can be a helpful guide for you and your employer about your capacity to carry out different tasks.

You may seek a new job because of changes to your capabilities or because you have reconsidered your career goals.

Cancer Council can provide you with information about the emotional and practical aspects of living well after cancer – call 13 11 20 and ask for a copy of the Living Well After Cancer booklet, or download one from this page.

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