- When Someone You Work With Has Cancer
- General questions and answers
- What are the different types of cancer treatment?
- What to expect
- Ways to respond
- A list of basic do’s and don’ts
- Offering support
- Are there resources available to help?
- What supervisors can do
- What about when treatment is over?
- What if the cancer returns?
- Your help is important
- To learn more
To learn more
More information from your American Cancer Society
We have selected some related information may also be helpful to you. These materials may be ordered from our toll-free number or read online at www.cancer.org.
Job and legal issues
Americans With Disabilities Act: Information for People Facing Cancer (also in Spanish)
Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) (also in Spanish)
What is COBRA? (also in Spanish)
Financial and insurance problems
Health Insurance and Financial Issues for the Cancer Patient (also in Spanish)
Living with cancer
Coping With Cancer in Everyday Life (also in Spanish)
Anxiety, Fear, and Depression (also in Spanish)
National organizations and Web sites*
Along with the American Cancer Society, other sources of information and support include:
Job Accommodation Network (JAN)
Toll-free number: 1-800-526-7234
Web site: www.jan.wvu.edu
This free service of the US Department of Labor offers information and ideas for supervisors and employees about accommodations for people with disabilities, including practical suggestions for the workplace
Americans with Disabilities Act Information Line
Toll-free number: 1-800-514-0301
Web site: www.ada.gov
Information on the legal rights of workers with disabilities under the ADA; specialists are available to confidentially answer questions about the ADA
Cancer and Careers
Web site: www.cancerandcareers.org
A resource for workers with cancer and their employers; offers articles, news, charts, check lists, tips, and a community of experts, patients, and survivors.
Cancer Legal Rights Center
Toll-free number: 1-866-843-2572
Web site: www.cancerlegalresourcecenter.org
A non-profit program that gives free and confidential information and resources on cancer-related legal issues to cancer survivors, their families, friends, employers, health care professionals, and others coping with cancer.
US Department of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA)
Toll-free number: 1-866-444-3272
Web site: www.dol.gov/ebsa
Information on employee rights and benefits, including legal protections
US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
Toll-free number: 1-800-669-4000
Web site: www.eeoc.gov
EEOC has a special document called Questions and Answers About Cancer in the Workplace and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), available online at www.eeoc.gov/facts/cancer.html
National Cancer Institute
Toll-free number: 1-800-422-6237
Web site: www.cancer.gov
Offers information about cancer and issues affecting the lives of cancer patients and their families
No matter who you are, we can help. Contact us anytime, day or night, for information and support. Call us at 1-800-227-2345 or visit www.cancer.org.
Last Medical Review: 05/21/2012
Last Revised: 03/03/2014