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Colon Cancer Patients Suffer Low Job Retention After Diagnosis

Colon cancer patients may experience low rates of job retention

After a colorectal cancer diagnosis, patients may experience low rates of job retention, according to a research letter published in JAMA.

Researchers from the University of Michigan Health System conducted telephone follow up calls with 567 employed stage III colorectal cancer patients to examine the link between access to paid sick leave and job retention and personal financial burden among this patient population.

The researchers reported that nearly 40% of US employees have no access to paid sick leave, although they believe it could reduce the need for unpaid sick time used during colorectal cancer treatment periods.

Cancer Diagnoasis Can Make It Hard To Keep Your Job & Pay The Bills

Keeping a job, paying bills with breast cancer is not easy

Before she developed a breast tumor, Tara Cernacek assumed that anyone who was diagnosed with cancer would want to quit their job and stay home.

But that all changed with her own diagnosis.

Fired From Her Job After Cancer Diagnosis

Laura Garcia devastated at losing her job and her income after breast cancer diagnosis

A breast cancer diagnosis is traumatic in itself - imagine the mental anguish that occurs if you are then fired from your job.

Laura Garcia who is undergoing a double mastectomy explains in the following newscast.

Cancer Treatments Can Have Devastating Financial Side Effects

Chemotherapy treatment at its very best is not a pleasant experience

The last thing any parent is going to think when their child gets a diagnosis of cancer is: "This might ruin us financially."

Unfortunately, it should be one of the first concerns.

At a time when great strides are being made in the fight against most forms of paediatric cancer, a new study shows that one of the lingering, mostly undiscussed side effects of treatment is financial consequences that can last a lifetime, regardless of the outcome of any treatment.

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