Workplace issues

Share tips on balancing treatment schedules and work schedules; leave vs. short or long-term disability; alternative environments such as telecommuting; and how to balance child care, work and treatment.


Does anyone went to work back with mets after treatment?

  • By Janine72 · New reply April 2, 2014
  • 48 replies
  • I was wondering when I would go back to work since I have not a steady treatment plan. Anyone have experience with going back to work after cancer ...

Work Issues after treatment

  • By 0424 · New reply December 29, 2013
  • 6 replies
  • Ok, Ill try and not make this long (yeah right). Trying to find out where to get free legal help about this. Before I was diagnosed I was sick and didn't know the reason, keep going to doc and nothing ...

Working while on A/A or Xeloda

  • By EricaZ · New reply September 20, 2013
  • 9 replies
  • I have continued to work full time while on Femara and Faslodex. Now that those have failed, should I plan to be out on disability? Some of the side effects sounds as if I should have a backup plan. Door ...

Another Study Re: Night Shift Work and BrCancer

  • By BentonCity · New reply July 15, 2013
  • 2 replies
  • Apparently you have to be registered to access Medscape site, so here's the article cut and paste just for info in case it will help someone. laura b. More Evidence Ties Night-Shift Work to Breast Cancer ...

Attorney This Site?

  • By A_Lou · New reply June 19, 2013
  • 16 replies
  • Hello, I know there's an attorney on this site that has answered questions before regarding work and filing disability. It's too long to explain (right now) and I'm upset, my boss is being horrible to ...

Work pressure for OT!

  • By A_Lou · New reply January 7, 2013
  • 10 replies
  • Hello, There's been many discussions, will try to condense this. I've been here 5 years, a non-profit. Used to do much overtime before my diagnosis at start of 2011. My job is more than a one person job ...

Between a rock and a hard place

  • By souplady · New reply February 8, 2012
  • 7 replies
  • I was diagnosed with mets to the pleural lining of the left lung in Jan, 2011 (original dx was 12-2000, no problems in the intervening years). I had treatment through the end of May 2011, with good response ...

Work Overload

  • By A_Lou · New reply December 7, 2011
  • 17 replies
  • Hello- I work full time in a job that at times could be staffed by 1 1/2 to 2 people. Prior to my diagnosis in Jan.'11 had been working overtime about a week out of the month to get a monthly project ...

Would like some feedback about disability

  • By cici27 · New reply December 6, 2011
  • 17 replies
  • Originally diagnosed in Feb 08 w/mbc. Was able to return to work in Sept. 09 but had a recurrence in Aug. I work w/delinquent desk work. It is evident it is time to apply for disability. Kind ...

What to tell people at work?

  • By VeraKB · New reply October 27, 2011
  • 17 replies
  • Hi, just got dx'd with bone mets. Fatigue, some difficulty walking and getting up from my chair affects my work a little, but otherwise I'm doing OK. I told my boss and a few close coworkers, but I am ...

Told my last lady about SSI

  • By LauraW43 · New reply October 26, 2011
  • 8 replies
  • So, on the way home from Mass yesterday, which by the way, God planned especially for me, to the point that I asked my priest for a copy of his homily (the preaching part), I stopped at my 90 year old ...

job - yeah never ending

  • By LauraW43 · New reply October 8, 2011
  • 6 replies
  • So, I FINALLY picked up my dr. release note, which did not have a release date, and so I made the dr. add it on. Dropped it off at work and waiting for "review". Nothing I can do anymore. Praying. Trusting ...

Told my manager about SSI

  • By LauraW43 · New reply August 29, 2011
  • 16 replies
  • So, I finally spoke with my manager about taking a disability leave. She was so nice and kept trying to find ways that I could take a little leave without losing my job. I told her I was going to start ...

Is Judge Judy any where to be found

  • By Misssassy · New reply June 20, 2011
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  • Not a matter of life and death........just asking how you handle the feeling of being an invalid in the eyes of a loving and caring husband......we are at our Beach House where there are this ...

I think I need a job--It's hard to find one

  • By aurwhe · New reply April 24, 2011
  • 16 replies
  • I was told that I was in remission a week and a half ago from my BC mets to bones and pleural fluid. For now I am still on 3x monthly Navelbine. It's now been a year since I last worked at my job as a ...

Troubles at work

  • By DianeMars · New reply March 10, 2011
  • 5 replies
  • I have recently been demoted at work for taking Intermittent FMLA. Also I just became aware of my worker's rights under the ADA and discovered that my employer violated the ADA accommodations rules for ...

Going to get help getting a job from SS--Very Happy

  • By aurwhe · New reply January 29, 2011
  • 13 replies
  • I have been having a rough time lately getting very tired of not having any sort of job while continuing my 3x month chemo. Several months ago when I first started getting SSDI I got a letter in the mail ...

Job position made redundant while on sick leave

  • By Angelvoice · New reply October 13, 2010
  • 9 replies
  • While on sick leave ( Which I was told to take by HR) my job was made redundant after 15 years of service. I was just about to have surgery ....this was delayed as a result. I would then be able to return ...

How to let a prospective employer know that you have MBC in a positive way.

  • By aurwhe · New reply August 24, 2010
  • 14 replies
  • I just wanted to know if anyone has experience applying for a new job with a diagnosis of MBC. I lost my former job in July due to too much time off while working on getting my MBC diagnosed and getting ...

Advanced BC and starting a new job??

  • By Lenny114 · New reply July 12, 2010
  • 9 replies
  • Hi all, I was dx stage IV in April. In April of 2009 I lost my job so given the state of the economy decided to start my own business, I'm in sales and marketing. Again due to the state of the economy ...

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