Work and breast cancer
In 2022 it is estimated that 20, 428 women and 212 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.
How has breast cancer impacted you?
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For further information, the following resources are available to download:
- BCNA's Managing work, finances and breast cancer fact sheet for more information about work and finances following a diagnosis of breast cancer.
- BCNA's Work rights and responsibilities for employees fact sheet for information about workplace rights and responsibilities following a diagnosis of breast cancer.
- BCNA's Legal rights and responsibilities for employers fact sheet for information about employer obligations following a diagnosis of breast cancer.
- BCNA's Tips for managers of people with breast cancer fact sheet.
My Journey is where you go to get all your breast cancer information about your diagnosis in one place. Whether you have early breast cancer, DCIS or metastatic breast cancer, My Journey provides you with the latest information tailored to suit your situation. You can access this information through My Journey via an app or web browser at www.myjourney.org.au