Actively working can help cure cancer - If you are an employee and had cancer, does not mean that your career has run out or you are no longer able to work. In fact, 80 percent of cancer patients told to return to work even accelerate the healing process.
The survey indicates that employees suffering from the same cancer productive with other employees. Many cancer patients feel when actively working to get himself back to normal again and be able to control their lives.
In a recent survey involving 400 employees were diagnosed with cancer, it is known there are several factors that motivate cancer survivors to return to work, including feeling better, want to continue the routine, and want to be more productive.
Nearly 80 percent of respondents said the return to work after being diagnosed with cancer to help the recovery process. In addition, 67 percent of respondents said that work-life balance is very important in a career.
More than 60 percent of respondents said they did not take time off work or just taking a few days before returning to work after they receive a diagnosis of cancer. Those who are newly diagnosed or recently treated with medication is the most eager to work. Nearly 73 percent responded, work gives them purpose and identity.
Even so, about 20 percent of patients with newly diagnosed cancer, or a new treatment, said that the cancer had prevented them taking professional responsibility and reach their full potential as healthy peers.
"Currently, cancer patients are generally diagnosed at an early stage and treatment are more specific to the target so that the stigma against cancer has been reduced,"said Kate Sweeney, director of the nonprofit Cancer and Careers.
Of course, the patient should consult a doctor about how much to return to the original work schedule.