Accommodating employees with breast cancer
Cancer and paid work should thus be assessed in the context of individual priorities and values.
‘Cancer’ refers to a heterogeneous group of diagnoses with a range of prognoses.
In more recent times, the impact of cancer site was examined in a population study of all working age cancer survivors in Finland known to be alive on 31st December 1997 .
In all, 50% of the samples were in employment, compared to 55% of a control group appropriately matched for age and gender.
Feldman [2–4] identified cancer site as an important variable in this context in the late 1970s.
Each had relatively small sample sizes ranging from 235 to 296 survivors.
Findings from these studies are difficult to summarize as different sets of measures were used.
Survivorship following cancer diagnosis is increasing in prevalence; however, the research literature relating to the process of return to work is sparse.
The limited literature suggests four groups of factors associated with return to work: (i) impact of cancer site, (ii) impact of treatment, (iii) occupational status and (iv) the roles of others.
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Again, the review authors were similarly critical of the methodological quality of the research and suggested a conceptual model to guide future research providing a comprehensive assessment of the influences on work after cancer. The authors  also called for the development and evaluation of practical work-related interventions to achieve optimal work outcomes for survivors.