In 2023 it is estimated that 20,458 women and 217 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer. A diagnosis can turn someone’s world upside down and has a ripple effect not only on family and friends but also employers and work colleagues.
Alongside medical treatment, returning to work follow a diagnosis is a key factor contributing to overall quality of life in breast cancer survivorship.
Deciding what to do with work after your breast cancer diagnosis is a personal decision – there is no right or wrong answer. Take time to evaluate your work and financial situation and what's going to be best for you.
Breast cancer not only affects people physically, but also emotionally and financially.
If you are an employer, manager, supervisor or human resources representative and one of your employees is diagnosed with breast cancer, you play an important role in supporting them in the workplace.
Worries about money and work are common for those affected by breast cancer. However, these can be especially difficult if you are self-employed.
The news that your colleague has been diagnosed with breast cancer can come as a shock.
This information will help you understand breast cancer and the things you can do to support your colleague.
Based on the experience of the BCNA network of Australians affected by breast cancer, we have developed resources to help you feel informed, connected and supported.