- General questions and answers about cancer
- What are the different types of cancer treatment?
- What to expect when a co-worker has cancer
- Ways to respond when your co-worker has cancer
- Basic do’s and don’ts when your co-worker has cancer
- Offering support to a co-worker with cancer
- Are there resources available to help people cope with cancer in the workplace?
- What can supervisors do when an employee has cancer?
- What if my co-worker’s cancer comes back?
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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 Assistance for the Cancer Patient (also in Spanish)
Living with cancer
Coping With Cancer in Everyday Life (also in Spanish)
After Diagnosis: A Guide for Patients and Families (also in Spanish)
Anxiety, Fear, and Depression (also in Spanish)
National organizations and websites*
Along with the American Cancer Society, other sources of information and support include:
Cancer and Careers
A resource for workers with cancer and their co-workers and 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
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
Information on employee rights and benefits, including legal protections
Job Accommodation Network (JAN)
Toll-free number: 1-800-526-7234
This free service of the US Department of Labor offers information and ideas for supervisors and employees about accommodations for people with cancer, including practical suggestions for the workplace.
National Cancer Institute
Toll-free number: 1-800-422-6237
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: 05/13/2014
Last Revised: 05/13/2014