Cancer and work: A compatible duo?

You might assume a cancer diagnosis is a reason to stop working. In many cases that’s true due to what can be a debilitating disease and the harsh treatment that usually follows.

For many others, however, the diagnosis is a reason to continue working. It’s a way of deriving meaning throughout a period when meaning and purpose are themselves being questioned.

In a study due to be published this month in the Disability and Rehabilitation journal, researchers interviewed a number of cancer survivors on the role their work played during their recovery and in the years that followed.

A 44-year-old man made the point that his work gave him much-needed structure which brought comfort and stability into his life, a counterbalance to a prognosis that can be quite unpredictable. Read more… 

Join Our Mailing List