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Work and CancerThe purpose of this document is to help cancer patients and their families find sources of information cancer's impact on work. This list is not meant to be comprehensive, but rather to provide starting points for information seeking. The materials can be found at the Patient Education Resource Center (PERC) of the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center in room B1-361.
BrochureNational Coalition for Cancer Survivorship. "Working It Out: Your Employment Rights As A Cancer Survivor". Note: opens as a .pdf document.
BooksFeuerstein, Michael, and Patricia Findley. The Cancer Survivor's Guide: The Essential Handbook to Life After Cancer. New York: Marlowe & Co, 2006.
Hoffman, Barbara, J.D, and National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (U.S.). A Cancer Survivor's Almanac: Charting Your Journey. 3rd ed. Hoboken, N.J: John Wiley & Sons, 2004.
Landay, David S. Be Prepared: The Complete Financial, Legal, and Practical Guide to Living with Cancer, HIV, and other Life-Challenging Conditions. New York: St. Martin's Press, 2000.
Web ResourcesCancer and Careers
Although this site focuses on working women with cancer, much of the information is relevant to all cancer survivors who have questions about maintaining a job during and after cancer treatment. The site offers separate sections for survivors, employers and co-workers with detailed information about employment law and communication about the illness. Other topics include health insurance, appearance, stress management and disability.