Work and breast cancer
This year in Australia almost 20,000 women and 170 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?
Select an option below for more information and support about work and breast cancer.
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.