Changing the conversation about work and cancer

After returning to work: Keep talking and adjusting if necessary

In our final stage of the return to work we look at the ongoing weeks and months after the initial return.

Last but not least, be aware that it often takes months to fully recover from treatment – emotionally and physically.  Arguably this is the most difficult stage of all four because you should be elated but you are likely to feel worried, uncertain and scared about the cancer returning – after all, in many cases you didn’t feel ill when the cancer was diagnosed, so how do you know that it’s not still hiding somewhere inside you? And suddenly you have to be a fully functioning, rational human being!

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Written by Barbara Wilson, Founder, Working With Cancer