- 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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Are there resources available to help people cope with cancer in the workplace?
Employee assistance programs are a good resource for both the person with cancer and co-workers. If your co-worker seems to be very upset, you might suggest this option. The first few consultations may not cost much; in fact, sometimes they’re free.
Cancer support groups are also excellent resources for dealing with a cancer diagnosis and treatment. The American Cancer Society can refer you to groups in your area.
For other staff in your workplace, on-site support groups or education programs can help them manage stress and increase understanding. Even a meeting to focus on managing feelings and work issues can be very helpful. If you have stress management resources or techniques in place, this is a good time to use them.
Last Medical Review: 05/13/2014
Last Revised: 05/13/2014