Changing the conversation about work and cancer

Cancer and its impact on our mental wellbeing

One of the things those of us who have had cancer tend not to discuss with friends, family and especially with our employers is that the emotional and psychological impact of cancer is often as great if not greater than the physical consequences of treatment.

We grieve for a life we have lost, we remain fearful of recurrence not just for months or years but often for the rest of our lives, we lose confidence in our bodies given that in many cases we didn’t feel ill when we were first diagnosed.

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