What about work? Cancer, work and you

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What about work? Cancer, work and you

Living with a cancer diagnosis means navigating many things: treatment appointments, side effects, changed financial circumstances and for many, your working life. You may work on a casual, part-time or full-time basis, be self-employed or work from home. Whatever your situation, it’s likely that a cancer diagnosis will have an impact on how you approach your work, and you may need information to help you manage decisions about work, finances and legal issues, and if necessary, find the right support.

Cancer Council has a range of information resources that may help you make decisions that feel best for you.

  • Cancer Work and You – includes information on how cancer can affect your ability to work, tips about working during treatment, returning to work, information for working carers and an overview of your rights and entitlements
  • Cancer and Your Finances – has information on financial plans and goals, preparing and managing budgets, insurance, and dealing with extra costs and possibly reduced income. It also details where you can find assistance
  • Cancer Care and Your Rights – includes information on your rights and responsibilities as a patient, public and private health care, making informed treatment decisions, legal, financial and workplace concerns. There is also information specifically for people caring for someone with cancer.
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